Sangalang gives Star lift but admits he’s still adjusting

Sangalang gives Star lift but admits he’s still adjusting

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s just a matter of time before Ian Sangalang reminds everyone what he’s capable of.And on Sunday, the second overall pick in the 2013 PBA Draft, showed what Star fans have been missing as he led the Hotshots to a 88-77 conquest over the TNT KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sangalang finished with a team-best 14 points and six rebounds in the Hotshots’ balanced attack to improve their chances of making it to the quarterfinals.And for the Kapampangan big man, he has coach Chito Victolero’s system to thank for his resurgence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Siguro medyo naga-adjust pa rin ako, pero konti-konti, maa-adapt din namin yung sistema. Ok ako kahit anong mangyari basta nasa game plan,” he said.(Maybe I’m still adjusting, but slowly, we’ll be able to adapt to the system. I’m ok with whatever happens as long as it’s part of our game plan.) Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member (We still need to perfect our defense. We can’t take our next games for granted. We need to focus on those because we can’t win those games easily. We really have to work hard for it.)The Hotshots take a momentary breather before facing Blackwater on January 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Reverting back to the defensive-minded approach which made the franchise successful, Sangalang echoed Victolero when he said that Star’s chances largely hinge on their defense.“Hindi opensa yung magpapanalo sa amin. Kaya kailangan talaga i-maintain namin yung depensa namin. Yung game plan namin, dapat hindi lalagpas ng 90 yung score nila kaya it’s much better na 77 lang yung naging score nila.”(It’s not our offense that wins us games. We really have to maintain our defense. Our game plan was to limit them below 90 and we did much better in holding them to just 77 points.)As positive as the results from this TNT game may have been, Sangalang acknowledges that the work is just getting started, and Star still has a lot of things to do if it wants to get back to its old championship contending self.“Yung consistency namin sa defense, kailangan pa namin i-perfect,” he said. “Hindi namin pwede i-take for granted yung next games namin. Kailangan mag-focus kami kasi hindi namin makukuha easily yung game. Kailangan namin pagtrabahuhan.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT lost effort vs Star, says Castro LATEST STORIES View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’last_img

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