MANILA, Philippines—CJ Perez lastly noticed motion on this yr’s Fiba World Cup on Sunday after not being utilized in Gilas Pilipinas’ opener towards Karl-Anthony Cities and the Dominican Republic.
Lastly getting the prospect to assist the Philippines on its house ground, Perez showcased his traditional PBA type with an all-around outing of seven factors, 4 rebounds and three assists in Gilas’ 80-70 loss to Angola.
For Perez, who performed for practically 12 minutes, it was all about simply staying prepared when his quantity known as.
“I simply informed myself to be prepared at any time when I’m referred to as. In fact, the coaches have plans for this event so I’m at all times prepared and I belief the coaches with their plans,” mentioned Perez, who performs for San Miguel within the Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA), in Filipino.
“It’s unhappy as a result of we couldn’t get the win. We misplaced in rebounds and turnovers.”
Within the loss that put Gilas Pilipinas’ bid to advance to the second spherical in peril, the workforce was merely outworked on numerous essential issues.
The Filipinos had been outrebounded, 43-39, and had one other turnover-prone recreation with 15. Additionally they couldn’t get their exterior pictures to fall in, going 4-of-22 from 3-points.
However the shifty guard is aware of they must rapidly regroup and put together for Italy, which is keen for bounce again after shedding a vital match to the Dominican Republic earlier within the day, 87-82.
“We’ll speak about it tonight and tomorrow on what we’ll do [against Italy], it’ll be one other problem for us on how we’ll take the win,” Perez mentioned.
Gilas appears to be like to finish Group A pool play with a 1-2 on Tuesday after they sq. up with Simone Fontecchio and the Italians on the similar venue.
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