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Pingris decries Star’s ‘lack of effort’ after Alaska thrashing

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 10:32 AM July 04, 2015

Marc Pingris attempts a shot against Alaska import Romeo Travis. PBA IMAGE

Marc Pingris attempts a shot against Alaska import Romeo Travis. PBA IMAGE

Game One saw Alaska taking back the game after falling big early.

No comeback was needed in Game 2. Alaska plainly embarrassed the Star Hotshots.

READ: Alaska embarrasses Star, takes 2-0 series lead

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For Hotshots forward Marc Pingris, their 95-74 Game Two loss against Alaska showed how much the Aces wanted the 2-0 series lead.

“They were hungry, they showed they were better defenders than us,” Pingris said Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“We lacked the effort.”

READ: ‘Inter-barangay teams can beat us,’ says Pingris after Star loss

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Star’s “lack of effort” was evident especially in the rebounding department as Alaska grabbed 49 rebounds as opposed to the Hotshots’ 32.

Scoring was also a representation of the Hotshots’ fallout.

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Star only scored 33 points in the second half, 16 in the fourth, while Alaska had 48.

“We seemed to lack the will when fourth quarter came,” Pingris said as he finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

“We lacked discipline, everyone wanted to do things on his own. The ball wasn’t moving, even I did that at some point, ‘give me the ball I’ll do it.'”

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Marc Pingris tries to defend Alaska's Chris Banchero. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.net

Marc Pingris tries to defend Alaska’s Chris Banchero. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.net

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