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Pingris: Hotshots ‘gave up’ in Game 1 loss to Bolts

BIÑAN — Marc Pingris didn’t deny that Star floundered when it mattered most in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena here.

“We gave up, and it happened, of all times, in fourth quarter,” the veteran forward said in Filipino after a 72-66 loss to the top-seeded Bolts.

Marc Pingris of Star Hotshots. PBA IMAGES
Star lost an early 17-point lead and a 12-point advantage in the fourth quarter as it committed six costly turnovers in the final three minutes of the game.

“Those things happen. Maybe, because we want to win so bad, you can’t avoid turnovers like those,” he said.

“Even I am not spared from those, so next time, we have to make up for that. We need to learn from our mistakes in this game,” added Pingris, who was responsible for four of the Hotshots’ 24 turnovers that resulted to 26 turnover points by the Bolts.

Author: Randolph B. Leongson, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/267055/marc-pingris-star-hotshots-gave-up-game-1-loss-meralco-bolts-pba-semifinals

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