NO LESS than Alaska coach Alex Compton admitted that not too much weight should be given his team’s most recent win against Magnolia Ang Pambansang Manok, no matter how impressive it was.
“We caught them tired… and kinda with a lack of preparation,” was how Compton practically shrugged off the 103-80 win last Wednesday over the Hotshots, who were making their conference debut after a long layoff from their Philippine Cup finals stint.
“I know what that’s like, from the finals we’ve been in before,” added Compton. “So, with the quick turnaround you don’t see another team’s best – when they’re coming off the finals – in their first game.”
Meralco should be an entirely different matter and solid proof of that should be had when it collides with Alaska Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center.