Newsome chooses to learn from mistakes after Bolts’ quarterfinals exit
Meralco forward Chris Newsome won’t wallow too long after the Bolts got swept by Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
With one more conference remaining in the 2017-2018 season, Newsome would rather set his sights on the Governors’ Cup where the Bolts have had a fair success in the past two years.
“There’s only two ways you can go about it, either beat yourself up or look at what you did wrong and do whatever you can to improve it,” said Newsome after the 104-90 loss to Ginebra that knocked Meralco out.
“I choose to look a it and try to improve, I feel like I’ve improved a lot since the last two finals appearances.”
Meralco has not fared well in the first two conferences of the season but, has so far, proven to be a powerhouse once the Governors’ Cup rolls on.
Bottom seeds and early playoff exits mar the Bolts’ start in the season but for the past couple of years they have appeared in the championship round with import Allan Durham.
“I feel like I understand the game, I feel the game is slowing down a lot for me personally,” said Newsome who, had 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists. “I’m excited to have AD back but we have to confirm that yet.”
“But I’m excited to be back and see what I can continue to improve on and just continue to get better every single day.”
Although they hold two consecutive finals appearances, the Bolts have yet to overcome the hurdle that are the Gin Kings, who are the reigning Governors’ Cup champions for two years running.
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