Rain or Shine sniper Jeff Chan is ready to move on from a horrible shooting night in Game 1 of their semis series opposite San Miguel Beermen.
The 6-foot-2 forward missed all four shots from the field, including his second attempt from three-point territory – uncontested from the left quarter court with the Elasto Painters trailing 105-108.
“It felt good when I released the ball,” said Chan yesterday.
The shot was short and San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos – Chan’s former teammate at Far Eastern University – grabbed the rebound and was quickly fouled by Gabe Norwood.
Santos split his free throws for the final score of 109-105 in the Beermen’s magnificent comeback win to claim the series opener at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.
Averaging nearly 15 points per game, Chan admits the zone defense employed by the Beermen affected his performance that night.
“In the first half, we’re doing well moving the ball, lamang naman kami. So hindi ko pinu-puwersa yung shots ko.
But in the second half, nung nag-zone na sila, hindi ako masyado makita ng teammates ko,” said Chan.
The ‘lefty’ shooter vowed to be more aggressive in today’s Game 2.
“Basta hindi masisira yung system namin. Kami naman we move the ball, look for open teammates. Saka we have to be more careful if we’re ahead and stay aggressive in attacking the basket,” added Chan.