Ravena’s career-high not enough to get NLEX back on track

first_imgIt seems that Kiefer Ravena’s early success in the PBA has come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After NLEX won two straight to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, Ravena and the Road Warriors were stopped in their tracks and skidded to two straight losses.And although Ravena scored a career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists, he knows it all went down the drain as one victory is more important than individual numbers.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“It’s down the drain, we have to wake up,” said Ravena after losing to Magnolia 105-94 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We have to fight for survival.”Ravena added teams may have finally caught up on their style and it’s time for them to adjust and prepare better for their upcoming games. LATEST STORIES 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “When you’re a rookie, people don’t know much about you and they don’t know what to expect of you,” said Ravena in Filipino. “But as the conference progresses and they get to watch more of your games they will get familiarized more.”“It’s like coming to a test day, you do your homework, here you’re getting out of your way to study your opponents because you can’t just practice and expect to win every single game.”Apart from the intangibles, Ravena said it was his team’s bad rebounding that put them in the position they’re in.Magnolia outrebounded NLEX 61-42 as a whole and 15-11 on the offensive glass.“We were outrebounded by 19 rebounds and that’s a lot,” said Ravena in Filipino. “It’s all about effort, so on that part we lost and that’s what irritated coach Yeng [Guiao] the most.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee has high praise for ‘gifted’ Ravenalast_img

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