Norwood admits Rain or Shine failed to match Columbian’s energy

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s just the energy, we weren’t able to match it for the full game. We had our spots where we played well especially early in the third quarter we came out of halftime playing really well, but they came out and hit some tough shots,” he added. “It also came down to 3-pointers made. We didn’t make ours and they made theirs.”The Painters shot only 38% from the field including 5-of-25 from the three-point area while the Dyip’s guards provided a lot of support for their import John Fields, who posted 34 points and 11 rebounds in only his second game.Rashawn McCarthy led all locals with 23 points while Reden Celda, Jerramy King, and Carlo Lastimosa combined for 27 points. King finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Back in the Philippine Cup four months ago, Kia ended a 16-game losing skid at the expense of Rain or Shine, 98-94.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Donovan Mitchell remains key as Jazz head into offseason Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Gabe Norwood tries to catch up with Rashawn McCarthy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine captain Gabe Norwood wouldn’t deny the fact that the Kia franchise has the Elasto Painters’ number this season.The Painters dropped to 0-2 against the Dyip this year after losing 104-96 on Wednesday night for their first setback this conference after a 3-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s hard to argue with that right now,” Norwood said when asked if Columbia has gained a mastery over his team.“They come out with a certain type of confidence because of the style of their play. We knew what we’re getting into but they came out and we weren’t able to disrupt their play, their style and what they wanted to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNorwood, who finished with six points, five rebounds and six assists, also said Rain or Shine did not play within its capabilities on both ends of the floor.“I think in terms of our preparation and how we handled this game today, we weren’t able to contain the ball and contain their guards,” he said. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img