Lassiter says losing in PBA Finals worse than missing record

Lassiter says losing in PBA Finals stings worse than missing record

/ 06:40 PM June 19, 2024

San Miguel Beermen's Marcio Lassiter during Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals against Meralco Bolts PBA Finals

San Miguel Beermen’s Marcio Lassiter during Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals against Meralco Bolts. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Marcio Lassiter missed out on some big stuff in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

For one, Lassiter and San Miguel fell short of defending its title against Meralco, which won its first PBA title after six games.

Then Lassiter also missed out on his dream scenario of being atop the leaderboard for most three-pointers made by a PBA player in history this oncference.

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Lassiter, though, isn’t even concerned about the record. For him, losing the title stung much worse.

“I’m not even thinking about that,” said Lassiter, pertaining to the three-point record.

“All the individual awards, I have never won. I’ve never come here and say I want to be a mythical player, obviously you want to be but I’ve never come into situations where I say I want to be that. It’s always a team thing for me.”

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Lassiter dropped 11 points in the Beermen’s last gasp effort of forcing a do-or-die, only to absorb an 80-78 loss at the hands of the Bolts in Game 6 at Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

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It certainly didn’t help Lassiter’s cause that he didn’t sink any triples in the season-ending loss.

Prior to the Finals, the veteran sniper had 1,224 recorded triples.

Lassiter sank 12 money balls across six games to go up to 1,236 but is still at third behind legends Allan Caidic (1,242) and record-holder Jimmy Alapag (1,250).

Despite inching closer to the top, Lassiter said that next season, he will focus on bouncing back and not gaining the bragging rights of being the league’s best shooter in history.

“Obviously, this one hurts. I wanted to win so bad.”

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“At least I get to recover, come back and get back to it. The love for the game’s still there. Whatever happened, has already happened and I’ll go from there. I’ll keep on chipping away with that chip on my shoulder.”

TAGS: Marcio Lassiter, PBA Philippine Cup, San Miguel Beermen

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