PBA title just wasn't for us, says Paul Lee | Inquirer Sports

PBA title just wasn’t for us, says Paul Lee

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:40 PM April 30, 2015
RAIN OR SHINE’S Paul Lee draws a foul from Talk ‘N Text import Ivan Johnson (partly hidden) as Ranidel de Ocampo also defends.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

RAIN OR SHINE’S Paul Lee draws a foul from Talk ‘N Text import Ivan Johnson (partly hidden) as Ranidel de Ocampo also defends. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

It was almost a story book ending.

It was overtime in game 7  and the ball was in Paul Lee’s hands. He has a chance to put the grueling series away and give Rain or Shine the title.

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Yet the winding minutes did not unfold the way he would have wanted to.

“It’s not for us,” Lee said after the match.

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Just mere seconds remained in overtime and the game tied at 106-106, Lee got the inbound pass, dribbled to his left, then rose up for three.

His shot was wide right.

“That was what the defense gave me,” Lee said. “Well, it missed.”

Before his potential game-winner, Lee tied the game at 106-106 with a layup less than a minute remaining.

Historic Game 7

Rain or Shine and Talk N’ Text did not have the history or animosity between each other before the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals began.

It all changed in a heartbeat with Texter import Ivan Johnson bumped Painters head coach Yeng Guiao.

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It was the nudge the series needed to make it historic.

Unfortunately for Lee and Guiao, they lost Game 7–the only PBA Finals Game 7 to have two overtimes, 121-119.

“We poured all of our effort, that’s where it took us,” Lee said. “Coach Yeng is proud of us (even if we lost). This is what he asked us at the beginning of the series. Give it our all.”

“If this was our best but we didn’t win, Coach Yeng is still proud of us.”

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