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Roger Pogoy laments horrid shooting vs SMB: ‘Inalat lang talaga’

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TNT KaTropa’s main gunner Roger Pogoy was misfiring versus San Miguel in Game One of their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series, Saturday evening.

A 40-percent shooter in the eliminations, Pogoy shot just 6-of-20 from the field against the Beermen. However, he made up for it in other aspects, as he collected seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and a block.

That wasn’t enough, though, as the KaTropa bowed, 78-80, after being in the driver’s seat for most of the match.

“Inalat lang talaga. ‘Di ma-shoot. Tira ko naman dati yun eh,” lamented the versatile guard moments after the match at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

“‘Di lang talaga na-shoot ngayon. Sana next game, mapasok na.”

Pogoy also attributed his shooting struggles to the Beermen’s zone defense. San Miguel forced the Texters to shoot just 30 percent from the field and to commit 18 turnovers that got converted to 13 points.

“Nung nag-run sila, nawala na kami – na-down kami. Ta’s nag-zona din sila nung second half,” he rued.

The KaTropa are now on the brink of exiting early in the all-Filipino tilt following the stinging loss. But Pogoy isn’t losing hope since they can bounce back in Game Two on Tuesday, April 8, at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

“Hindi pa tapos. May isang chance pa next game,” said the former Far Eastern University Tamaraws standout.

“Maganda naman laro namin eh. Lamang nga kami. Yun lang nga dami naming tira na hindi nashoot.”

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