Seldom-used Caperal stars in Ginebra loss

first_imgMOST READ “Our focus is on the next game. We’ll move on,” he said.“Coach Tim (Cone) said that we’re lucky this collapse didn’t happen in a Game 7 or a do-or-die. We still have a chance, so we’ll get back tomorrow in practice, and do what we can do. Hopefully, we can have a win next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, Caperal was glad to play his best game to date especially that he was able to shine even when the lights are at their brightest here in the semifinals.“I’m excited because this is the first time in my four years that I’m in the semifinals. Then, I was part of the first five in this game. So I was really nervous and excited and I think the excitement boosted me up,” he said.He was also able to hold his own against four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo in the post for the second straight game, this time making his presence felt also on the offensive end as he shot 11-of-18 from the field.“Although we lost, we knew we had a chance to win against San Miguel. It was also a chance for me because we don’t have Greg (Slaughter), so I knew I had to perform. I need to step up,” he said.With his performance drawing praises from teammates and fans alike, Caperal knows better not to let it get into his head as he certainly got San Miguel’s attention this time and will be a marked man come Game 3 on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT The former Arellano big man had a career night on Sunday, pouring in a personal-high 26 points and eight rebounds, but his stellar night did not end up the way he envisioned it to be as the Gin Kings fell to the Beermen in overtime, 104-102..@barangayginebra’s @PrinceCaperal_ talks about his career game in this Game 2 loss. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/vyaE5ls5lDFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Santos has last laugh vs heckling Ginebra fan in Game 2 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPrince Caperal is sticking to the positives despite Ginebra’s meltdown late in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.“I’m still happy that I was able to contribute to the team,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img