Campbell admits he ‘could’ve done more’ in end game for Alaska

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAntonio Campbell had a rousing debut anyone could hope for, tallying 40 points and 20 rebounds for Alaska in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.However, that stellar statline was for naught as the Aces suffered a heartbreaking 103-109 overtime defeat to Rain or Shine on Friday, prompting the 23-year-old to blame himself for the loss.ADVERTISEMENT Drawing with the short end of the stick, Campbell remains positive especially with how hard Alaska fought in the game.“The team battled hard and we fought. We missed a couple of easy bunnies that could have sealed the deal, but we’ll be back and we’ll get the thing done,” he said.Alaska faces Blackwater next Wednesday and Campbell  couldn’t be more excited to return to the court and  feed off the energy of the enthusiastic Filipino crowd.“It’s a lot different,” said Campbell, who is on his first international tour of duty. “The atmosphere, the fans are insane, the energy in the building is high. When the energy is high from the fans and from the stands, that makes the players’ energy become even higher.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Johnson looking forward to playing vs PBA’s ‘Lakers’ in Ginebra MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I could have done more later on down the stretch,” he lamented. “I caught a few cramps that slowed me down a little bit.”Campbell showed no quit in the game even after the Elasto Painters held a 105-103 lead in the last 24.3 seconds, draining a big three with 20.6 ticks on the clock to keep the Aces in the game, 105-103.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHowever, it was also on Campbell’s hands that Alaska suffered its demise.Gabe Norwood secured a steal against him that led to Maverick Ahanmisi’s game-sealing layup with 2.9 seconds left in overtime. Campbell then threw the ball away on the inbounds in the ensuing possession that ended the Aces’ rally. View commentslast_img

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