Yeng Guiao: ‘It was not really meant for us’


MANILA, Philippines—Talk ‘N Text put on a shooting clinic while Rain or Shine missed the easiest of shots.

It was literally that kind of night for both teams.

“They just hit three-point shots from way way off,” said ROS head coach Yeng Guiao, whose team got swept after an 82-105 blowout loss in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals Wednesday night. “Biglang pumutok yung three-point shooting nila.”

“Before that, I actually thought we had the chance because nahabol na namin and we had momentum.”

That opportunity came midway through the third quarter where the Elasto Painters rallied from 16 down early to just two points, 63-65, on a basket by guard Chris Tiu.

But Rain or Shine’s comeback was cut short as Talk ‘N Text shot the lights out.

“Abruptly those three-point shots killed us and from then on mahirap na talagang pigilan because their confidence was up,” added Guiao, whose quest for his first all-Filipino cup championship will have to wait for at least another season.

“And we were missing layups naman on the other end, ayaw naman pumasok,” chuckled Guiao, who seemed in disbelief at how it just transpired in the end game.

Talk ‘N Text, which became the first team to win three straight Philippine Cup titles since the Crispa Redmanizers pulled off the same feat back in the early 80s, connected on a league conference-high 14 treys.

Jared Dillinger hit four, the first one beat the third quarter buzzer while the last three came in the final frame which sparked the Tropang Texters’ big run.

Veteran playmaker Jimmy Alapag drilled in two straight that put the outcome beyond doubt.

Gabe Norwood botched an easy lay in, Beau Belga’s open layup rimmed out while Paul Lee, Jeff Chan and Larry Rodriguez also had attempts near the rim that just wouldn’t trickle in.

“It was not really meant for us. Talk ‘N Text was the better team this conference,” admitted Guiao.

“We will take this as our painful lesson and we will be better next conference.”

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  • jesussaints

    ok lang yan. suportado ka naman ni MVP sa Pampanga e.

  • jolly_baby

    I admit di ko gusto si coach. pag nasa training kami nakakasar lang. pag nasa locker kami puro sigaw sigaw. Minsan ginagawa naming literal na lang laro namin sa sinabi nya para mapakita namin na mali sya. Sya din may kagagawan ng pagkatalo namin. 

  • droccu

    You don’t say…….

  • lucidlynx

    What kind of a statement is that? Why bother compete if Guiao knew the trophy wasn’t really meant for them. The other team just played well. Hirap sa mga ibang Pinoy naghahanap pa ng dahilan at ayaw aminin na mas magaling ang kalaban.

  • agustin

     ROS players are diffident,easy shots or lay ups can not find their range. they have developed phobia to their opponents.

    • Constantine

      They are overweight that’s why they always run out of steam every time TNT players up the ante. Put simply, mababagal. The very reason why the physicality of ROS players did not affect the TNT players was their fitness. Coach Black firmly believes in the physical preparedness of his players. He really requires them to toughen up their bodies by spending timeless hours in the gym. No matter how Belga and Matias bang them, the TNT players just shrugged it off. Because they are physically prepared. That’s all.

      • billy gunner

         who’s banging who?

  • Constantine

    The three prominent members of Extra Rice, Inc. namely Belga, Quinahan and Paul Lee prove to all and sundry that being fat is a no no no in basketball! Mag gym na kayong tatlo and strictly isang cup lang ng rice only during lunch time, walang rice sa breakfast and dinner. Ang sasama ninyong tingnan sa court. Ang tataba ninyo kaya makupad kayong tumakbo at halos hindi makatalon.

  • Constantine

    Coach Yeng Guiao should enforce eating discipline on his 3 fat players namely Beau Belga (340 lbs.), Quinahan (325 lbs.) and Paul Lee (230 lbs.). And a 9 week supervised gym workout of not less than 7 hrs per day should likewise be implemented. Quinahan and Belga should lose not less than 100 lbs each while Paul Lee should lose at least 50 lbs. Once these three players become trimmed, ROS can go all the way to the Finals and win several championships. Being fat means easily getting tired, inability to consistently jump high, not so quick enough and being prone to injuries. Otherwise, Norman Black’s TNT will always defeat your team since TNT players love to work out vigorously in the gym and no TNT player is fat. They are trimmed and fit.

  • jesussaints

    hopefully next time walang eleksyon at hindi si MVP ang kalaban mo

    • Constantine

      There is no connection to election time since the campaign period has not started yet. So Coach Yeng was never distracted. As to the team of MVP, Coach Yeng has to prepare its players against the Norman Black team since this team is well coached, well disciplined, trimmed and fit and cannot be intimidated by the overweight and bubbling extra rice, inc. players of coach Yeng. The first step in the right direction for Coach Yeng is to let go the three fat players namely Quinahan, Belga and Paul Lee if they refuse to loss 1/3 of their current weights.

  • Bastonero

    Si Yeng naman kasi, walang ginawa sa kanyang mga player pag dating sa dug out kundi pag sisigawan ang mga ito, mamulitika ka na lang…..

    • sanjuan683

       Dapat diyan kay Yeng ay palitan na masyado mainitin ang ulo sa mga players niya. Imbes na makapag-concentrate sa laro ang mga players niya nasisira tuloy ang diskarte dahil nga sa palasigaw, iniisip ng mga players niya lagi siyang galit. Hoy Yeng tumawa ka naman sa mga laban ng players mo para hindi nasisira ang loob sa labanan o kaya palitan ka na matagal na ako hindi natutuwa sa iyo.

  • Danyel

    e kasi puro pambabalya ang itinuturo mo sa players mo gag uh…..70s style pa yang pambabalya ala Jawo……

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