Control your fate
“It’s in our hands,” Compton told the Inquirer after practice Tuesday, referring to a twice-to-beat privilege at least six teams are still chasing heading into the final three weeks of the PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round. “If we play really well, we have a good chance.
“And by really well, I mean going 3-1,” he went on. “If we struggle and go 1-3, we’re in trouble. Two-2 is going to be close.”
Alaska tries to get the first of those three wins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, where the Aces battle winless Columbian in a match which Compton sees as a test considering that Alaska is coming off a loss.
“Hopefully, we have the right attitude about it (game against the Dyip),” Compton said. The Aces will come into the game licking the wounds of a painful 83-73 loss to Magnolia, where they were held scoreless in the last two minutes and change.
“We’re fine,” Compton said of his Aces, who sport a 5-2 record. “We just got outplayed on Sunday (by the Hotshots). I don’t sense great amounts of depression (in my players).”
“We played a good team (in Magnolia) and got outplayed,” he said. “We need to bounce back.”
No doubt that the Dyip (0-8) are not as great a team as the Hotshots, but Compton knows that playing a team that has nothing to lose is as dangerous as playing a team that has everything to gain.
Meanwhile, NorthPort seeks to extend a two-game winning streak and continue to fan its wafer-thin playoff chances when it clashes with a Rain or Shine side that is coming off a big first win in the 7 p.m. contest.
At 2-6, it’s a miss-and-die situation for the Batang Pier, even as the Elasto Painters seek a follow-up to an upset win over league-leader Barangay Ginebra.
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