Brownlee refuses to point finger at refs: ‘They make mistakes’

first_imgLATEST STORIES “You can’t control that,” said Brownlee Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The referees are not perfect, I’m not a perfect basketball player, so they make mistakes.”Alexander looked to have committed a traveling violation late in the fourth quarter but escaped to drill a mid-range jumper that gave the Slingers an 84-76 lead with 2:02 left in the game. Singapore held on to bust Alab’s streak, 90-80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“They try to do their best and I’ll try to do my best because that’s what I can control… We just need to win more games and get our rhythm back,” Brownlee added.Alab, which now sits with a 3-4 card, came out firing earlier in the game and built a 10-2 lead at the 5:23 mark of the first period. Singapore, however, stormed back in the second to take a 26-21 lead off a 12-2 run that AJ Mandani capped off with a three-pointer at the 5:41 mark.And although Alab tied the game at 64-64 at the end of the third quarter, Mandani once more caught fire in the final frame and capped off the Slingers’ 11-2 run with a triple with 5:58 left.“We came out trying to set the tone early but give credit to Singapore, coming off a loss, they just came out with a lot of energy, a lot of awareness, and they were focused,” said Brownlee after his Alab team beat the Slingers 89-80 in Singapore on Jan. 7.“They came in, and they fought hard. They deserve it. I think we relaxed a little bit. Coming off a couple of wins, by human nature, you tend to do that.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Alapag livid over ‘really bad call’ but won’t blame refs for Alab loss Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding on to the past isn’t something Justin Brownlee is fond of.The Alab forward said the non-call on Singapore’s Xavier Alexander supposed travel is all water under the bridge as they now shift their focus on their future games in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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