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Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia

/ 08:40 PM December 27, 2017

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

ANTIPOLO — LA Revilla put his past behind with his former team Kia.

Revilla was traded to Phoenix in the offseason after the point guard blasted the Picanto on Twitter for the franchise’s head-scratching offseason moves.


“At least, it’s over,” a relieved Revilla said after the Fuel Masters ripped the Picanto, 125-102, Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.

“I’m happy that it’s already off of my chest. It was a good experience, but there will still be a chance that we’ll meet because there are still two more conferences this season,” he added.


Facing Kia for the first time after the split, Revilla had an all-around game with six points, two rebounds, five assists and five steals in 22 minutes.

Revilla also said has no axe to grind against his former team, but rather, he is just motivated to bounce back after a 96-104 loss to San Miguel in their season opener.

“I just want to win. We’re coming off a loss to San Miguel and we had a long break to prepare for this. It’s just a good thing that we were able to execute our gameplan,” he said.

Revilla admits that he feels right at home with Phoenix.

“I’m happy and I feel like I’ve been with this squad for so long even though I’m only here for two to three months. Everyday, I’m looking forward to practice and getting to know my teammates, coaches, and all the personnel,” he said.

The former La Salle standout cleared he has no ill feelings towards Kia.

“They’re in a revamp, and I’ve experienced that before with them. So I hope they keep the guys long term so that there won’t be much revolving door. That’s hard for the players,” he said. “I hope they get the right guys.”


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