AZ Reid admits San Miguel took Blackwater lightly

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Elite hung on to the lead as the clock ran out to go up 2-0 in a surprise start. “We started relaxing, chilling, and thinking it’s funny, laughing, and joking,” said Reid who finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. “Just keep your mouth shut and try to play the best that you can, and hopefully you come out on top.”The loss sent the Beermen to fall to the seventh seed with a 1-1 record instead of being at the second spot with a 2-0 card and tied with Magnolia and Blackwater.San Miguel, though, will have more than two weeks of break as the PBA heads into recess to accommodate the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.“We just got to regroup and hopefully everyone takes it seriously next time,” said Reid. “We got to stay tough, mentally tough, get a lead and not fold, not break. We broke tonight, and it resulted in a loss.” ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sigh of relief as Slaughter walks off tweaked ankle Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Elite were able to stun the mighty Beermen, 103-100, for their second straight win and import AZ Reid knows why they lost to a team that bears little history.“We took them lightly, we didn’t play the way we normally play, like the way we played in the first game,” said Reid Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We played around, a lot of smiling, a lot of joking, so we lost.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’San Miguel was ahead 82-74 heading into the fourth quarter but the Elite chipped away at the margin throughout the period.After falling behind 92-91 off of Chris Ross’ three at the 5:46 mark, the Elite mounted a 7-0 run to take a 98-92 lead on Henry Walker’s triple with 3:29 left in the game. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In terms of history, no other team in the PBA can match up to San Miguel but for one night in the 2018 Governors’ Cup humble Blackwater was able to write its own footnote.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more