Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKia had every motivation in the world to claim the victory over Blackwater on Friday.Wearing black tapes on the upper left part of their jerseys, the team dedicated the game to the wife of team manager Joe Lipa, who passed away on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’ PLAY LIST 02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIEScenter_img But to coach Ricky Dandan’s disappointment, his side couldn’t get the job done as the Picanto fell on the way side and allowed the Elite to run away with the 95-76 conquest.“We gave up,” he said. “Of course, we wanted to dedicate this game to her, but it didn’t happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDandan saw a complete lack of effort from his team, which unraveling in the second half where it started at a 26-point deficit, 94-68, late in the game.Kia was outplayed at all fronts with Blackwater winning the boards (56-40), getting more second chance points (23-6), and dishing out more assists (22-11). Belo’s return bodes well for Blackwater in crucial stretch Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises And Dandan made sure that his players knew exactly what happened. “I told them they gave up. There’s no other reason.”Sitting at 1-8, Kia has been formally eliminated from playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Dandan, though, is hopeful that losses like this could serve as a lesson for the young Picanto team going into their last two assignments against GlobalPort and league leader San Miguel.“We were in there, but we gave up. Even if we’re out of the playoffs, we talked about ending this conference on a good note. I don’t know. We just gave up,” he said before storming out of the venue.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next AFP official booed out of forumlast_img

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