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Chris Ross credits teammates: ‘Everyone was up to the task’

Chris Ross was back to his old self Friday night in San Miguel’s 111-102 win after his worst performance of the series in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

The freshly-minted Best Player of the Conference finished with 10 points, 11 assists, five steals, and four rebounds to help the Beermen move within a win of ending their drought in the mid-season conference.

Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
But San Miguel first had to recover from a lackluster showing made worse by TNT’s hot shooting in the first half, where it trailed by 61-46, at halftime.

“We have a really great discussion at halftime,” he said. “We know we didn’t play good basketball in the first half. We just told everyone to dig deep, find that championship spirit that we know we have, and luckily – I don’t know if it’s a switch or sense of desperation, we came out in the third quarter and locked down defensively, picked the pressure up, and it went our way.”

Arwind Santos changed the complexion of the game for the Beermen in the second half, dropping 14 points in the period as the rest of the team buckled down on defense.

Ross praised their team captain’s efforts in shutting down the hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo in the next two periods, saying, “Arwind came out and he was amazing for us. He stuck on Ranidel, made some big shots, kind of turn the tide for us.”

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/254332/chris-ross-credits-teammates-everyone-task

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