PBA: Can’t feel defeated, says Mike Harris as Alaska mired in 0-2 hole


Posted at Dec 08 2018 11:46 PM

Mike Harris still hopes Alaska can turn around its fortunes against Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. PBA Media Bureau

One win. That’s all Alaska needs to turn things around in its 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup title joust with Magnolia, according to the Aces' Mike Harris.

Alaska is down 2-0 in the season-ending, best-of-7 title series and Harris believes it’s time for his team to get down to work.

"We can't get down on ourselves. I'm not down on myself. I've been in this before. I like the situation. This is a pressure situation," Harris said in an article posted on the PBA website.

Harris has struggled against the Hotshots. Far from being the best import candidate, Harris has averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 6.0 turnovers per game in the finals.

The whole team has been affected by the turnovers, too. The Aces averaged 25.5 turnovers in their first two games of the finals.

"Getting 25, 26 turnovers, I think that's the prime story of the first two games of the series," Alaska coach Alex Compton said. "If we turn the ball over 26 times, that's just huge." 

But one victory could change it all. "All we need to do is win one. It changes the whole thing," Harris said.

Game 3 between is at Ynares Center-Antipolo on Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

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