Meralco Bolts will try to break its losing streak in tomorrow’s game against Star Hotshots in the ongoing 2015-16 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup.
Meralco has five straight defeats, the latest was against Ginebra, 89-94, on Tuesday in Biñan, Laguna.
Bolts coach Norman Black pointed out the team’s lack of chemistry.
Inquirer quoted Black as saying: “I think we recognize as a group the problem of the team. Chemistry hasn’t been anywhere near where we want it to be. We just have to continue to work on it. There’s no one word solution for our problems.”
Black added the team’s practices have always been good but they don’t bring the same intensity in the actual game.
“Practices have always been good. That hasn’t really been a problem, but we haven’t done a good job of bringing practice to the games. We worked on a lot of defense today and they executed well, but we have to do it in the games,” he said.
Black also admitted that this has been one of the toughest in his coaching career.
Inquirer noted that in the current PBA conference, the 12 teams will play one round robin in the elimination phase. Only the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs.
In all three conferences last season, five wins could be a safe number in making it to the post-elimination play, Inquirer added.
Meralco is currently at the bottom of the team standing with 0-5 team record, and has only six remaining games in the elimination round – against Star, NLEX, Mahindra, Alaska, Globalport, and Rain or Shine.
Meralco will face the Hotshots tomorrow (Nov 21) at 5:15 pm at Cuneta Astrodome after Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater Elite game at 3pm.
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Meanwhile, here’s another PBA news, the professional basketball association approved a deal that will trade Barangay Ginebra’s Rodney Brondial to Barako Bull Energy power forward Jervy Cruz, CNN Philippines reported.
The Gin Kings also sent the rights to their 2018 second round draft pick to the Energy.