Bad game in NLEX’s semis exit like ‘deep cut’ for Kiefer Ravena

first_imgKiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena’s first semifinals stint didn’t end like it started as NLEX bowed out of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup after 89-96 Game 6 defeat on Tuesday.But rather than dwell on subpar showing in the crucial Game 6, the super rookie is sure to use the failure as a motivation in his young professional career.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “Bad game, but it keeps me hungrier. It’s something that is a deep cut,” he said after being held to just nine points on a 3-of-17 shooting from the field in the loss. “(Assistant) coach Sandy told me that this is something that I can’t just forget.”Ravena gave credit to the Hotshots’ defense, admitting it really threw NLEX’s groove into disarray as the team shot just 41-percent in the game compared to Magnolia’s 45-percent clip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We had no rhythm. I thought I was having a good one – made my first shot – and you know after that, it was a struggle,” he said.Not helping was the untimely ejection of JR Quiñahan, which put another dent to the already undermanned Road Warriors’ armor. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jalalon-Barroca tandem doing wonders for Hotshots Still, there is no shame in leading NLEX to greater heights and Ravena took pride for the helping the Road Warriors get their first semifinals appearance in his first conference in the pro league.“It’s the first time we made it to the semifinals as a franchise, and for us to prolong it to a Game 6 against a very, very historic franchise in Magnolia, it’s a success for us,” he said. “But from now on, coach said that anything less than the semifinals is a disappointment for us. That’s true for us players and that the feeling of losing in the semifinals sucks big time and winning is very much the opposite, so we would like to pick the latter more often.”Ravena also challenged himself to pick up the pieces from this defeat, saying, “I’ll use this as fuel. After all, it is my conference of my rookie season. It’s done, but I’ll be ready for the next conference. I’ll be ready, for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img

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