Against coaches’ will, Ross plays through injury to give Beermen a boost

first_imgIn a moment of pure tenacity, San Miguel point guard Chris Ross played through pain to deliver the goods for the Beermen in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ross, however, displayed his might in complete disobedience of all his coaches in San Miguel.“All the coaches told me ‘no, no, no we’re not going to use you,’” said Ross after San Miguel’s 102-82 victory Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I said ‘come on coach, I’ll be smart. If I’m not feeling right, I’ll tell you to take me out.’”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 folk“Every time down on defense all the coaches were asking me ‘Chris, are you okay?’ and I will always tell them to just believe in me and I will tell them if I’m not okay.”Ross, who played for less than nine minutes, has a strained right thigh he suffered in the Beermen’s 95-87 Game 3 loss against the Gin Kings Tuesday. Ancajas vs Sultan deferred as Crawford gets injured In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said they already planned to sit out Ross for Game 4, but he had to give in to his player’s requests.Ross, who didn’t play in the second half of Game 3, responded by scoring 11 points, all in the second quarter, on 4-of-4 shooting including 3-of-3 from deep.“Today, Chris was a warrior, and he wants to help the team even though we didn’t want him to play,” said Austria. “Good thing he was able to contribute on offense.”Ross said he couldn’t bear  just watching from the bench and that he had to take action in whatever way he can.“Tonight was kind of one of those days, I just wanted to give them a spark. I think I played less than 10 minutes, that was enough to give my team the energy they needed,” said Ross. “I knew I couldn’t sit out this game, so any kind of spark that I gave, I just tried to do it for my team.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READlast_img

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