Louie Alas: We have to beat teams we are supposed to beat

first_img“We’re deeper now,” Alas said in Filipino. “So I guess this season, we can really compete. I always felt that we were three pieces away from competing but now that we have two, we should be good.”More than the added depth and skill, Alas feels Mallari and Marcelo will bring their winning ways to the Fuel Masters, who were often caught fumbling in tense endgame situations during crucial ballgames.But while Alas is hoping for a breakthrough this season, he is grounding himself in reality.“San Miguel, Ginebra, Purefoods and Alaska, those are real elite teams. We will try to compete as hard as we can against them,” said Alas. “But right now, the test will be to beat the teams that are in the same level as we are in. I’m not saying we’re better than the rest of the field. But we should be able to win the games we have to win against them.”Mallari and Marcelo will join a squad with a solid core led by national team mainstay Matthew Wright, Abueva and Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phoenix coach Louie Alas isn’t ready to measure his squad against the top teams of the league just yet.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?01:32‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Right now, he wants to look at the squads his team is realistically competitive against.“We must be able to beat teams we are supposed to beat,” Alas said in Filipino during the PBA’s recent media day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s where we will start.”Phoenix goes into a second season with Calvin Abueva now fully absorbed into its system and with additions Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo, Alas feels he has the pieces to finally take it to the big guns of the league. Game from quick exit, Venus Williams wins at Australian Open LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s a competitive five that will be unveiled when Pheonix battles Meralco at 7 p.m. Wednesday in both teams’ Philippine Cup debuts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img

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