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Frustrated Joshua Munzon laments AMA defense as another 40-point game goes to waste

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There really is no denying how impressive Joshua Munzon has been in the 2019 PBA D-League.

Across three games, the former ASEAN Basketball League Heritage Import averaged a whopping 41.7 points, which saw him drop 46 and 41 points against the UST Growling Tigers and Cignal-Ateneo Blue Eagles, respectively.

But unfortunately, all his efforts went down the drain, as the Titans lost all of those three outings.

“It’s frustrating, I would say,” rued Munzon after their crushing 81-111 loss to Cignal-Ateneo, Thursday afternoon at the Ynares Arena in Pasig City. “Definitely you wanna win games. Individual stats at this point are just numbers.

“It’s definitely tough to go out there and put up forty points and lose.”

For Munzon, AMA’s current issue is their defense – or lack thereof. In the four games that they have played this season, the Titans have allowed their opponents to score an average of 99.5 points.

“We just can’t seem to get any defensive stops right now. Offensively we put up a good effort, but defense is like where we’re gonna win games, and right now we just can’t seem to get any stops,” said the Fil-American guard.

“That’s costing us games right now.”

Still, Munzon isn’t losing hope. The Titans will have two weeks before facing the St. Clare College-Virtual Reality, and he believes that it will be enough time for AMA to reflect and sort things out as they look to get out of their funk.

“I definitely think so. Coach [Mark Herrera] was talking about maybe bringing in some new guys. You know, I’m always looking at the positive side of things. We’ll see, man. We’ll see. We got a lot of time to practice,” Munzon said.

“We just gotta play some defense and go from there. We gotta start on the defensive end.”

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