Perez makes up for poor showing by keeping Jawbreakers’ title bid alive

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez was determined to make up for his shortcomings after his pedestrian eight-point performance in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals kept him wide awake that night.However, his eagerness to make amends almost got him into trouble early after picking up two quick fouls in Game 2 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “We really focused on our defense. The team’s effort showed in the game and that fueled our defense against them,” he said.With the series going the distance, the Jawbreakers are looking to sustain this intensity heading into the winner-take-all Game 3 on Tuesday.“Our level of energy and effort should not go down. As always, we’ll do our best to get Game 3,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ “That was so frustrating,” said Perez in Filipino, referring to his 3-of-11 shooting in the  opener. “I couldn’t make my shots. All I could think about was how I could make up for it the next game.”“I think I was just oozing with energy and that’s why I picked those fouls. While I was on the bench, I was telling myself that once I get back on he court, I’ll help the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPerez dropped 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists and helped Zark’s Burger-Lyceum equalize the best-of-three championship series with a 98-90 victory over Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.The newly-minted D-League though, gave the lion’s share of the credit to the Jawbreakers’ defense, which limited the high-octane Revellers to just 37-percent shoting clip. Fury back in boxing to ‘inspire others,’ win belts back 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more