Ross confident Beermen can pull through, with or without him
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Despite sitting out the second half with a strained right thigh, Chris Ross was the least surprised that San Miguel stayed in the thick of things late in Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES “I just played through it. I got some treatment yesterday and it was OK and felt OK, and then in the first quarter, I felt something and couldn’t really move it.”[email protected]’s @cmross6 talks about his injury and vowed to be ready for Game 4. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/bNdOUKiV3H— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018But Ross vowed to be in uniform for Game 4 on Thursday as San Miguel aims to bounce back from this defeat and take a 3-1 series lead.“I’ll be ready. I’m a warrior,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Prince Caperal continues to prove worth for Ginebra, impress Cone Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ But with the Beermen playing without one of their stars, their come-from-behind 104-102 Game 2 victory could not be replicated as the Gin Kings finally managed to score one game in the best-of-seven series.Ross played only 16 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds, and three assists as coach Leo Austria took precaution and opted to no longer field in the two-time Defensive Player of the Year in the second half.READ: Ginebra nips San Miguel in thriller, takes Game 3 in PBA semis“We don’t want to aggravate it. This is a long series so we didn’t want to risk him in the second half,” the mentor said.Ross shared that this injury has long been bugging him even before Game 2 last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re a champion team. Just because I’m not there doesn’t mean that we’re not a champion team,” he said on the heels of the Beermen’s 87-95 Game 3 defeat to Ginebra Tuesday in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series.“We got a lot of fighters in our team and I got faith in everybody who coach puts in that they’re gonna go out there and compete. So it didn’t surprise me at all that we had a chance in the end to get close. The ball only bounced their way today.”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 folkREAD: Injured Ross ruled out of 2nd half of Game 3 vs GinebraSan Miguel fought back from 14-points down, 79-65, entering the fourth period and got to within three numerous times in the final six minutes of the game.