Norman Black knew Alaska would be ‘tough assignment’
More News from Mark Giongco
More News from INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines—Head coach Norman Black figured beforehand Alaska would be tough nut to crack for Talk ‘N Text.
True enough, the Tropang Texters edged the Aces in another thriller in Game 5 as their best-of-seven semifinals series continues to go back and forth.
“They actually beat us in the elimination round, so we knew right then they were going to be a tough assignment for us,” said Black.
“Normally when you beat a team, in their case, they beat a team considered to be pretty good, when you see that happen they must be pretty good also because we’re not just going to lose to anybody,” he added.
On several occasions, TNT appeared on track to cruise to victory. The Texters even held a 12-point lead, 84-72, at one point with only 4:20 left but the Aces were resilient enough to get back on course.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94