By Ivan Saldajeno
QUEZON CITY--Like any other player who won an individual plum, Chris Ross is willing to exchange his Best Player of the Conference award for a title for San Miguel.
"I don't really care about it. I wanna win the championship.... All the other stuff are secondary," Ross said.
This is why he also said he is taking responsibility for the Beermen's loss to the TNT KaTropa in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.
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In a stat line uncharacteristic of a player who just won the tournament's best local player moments before Game 4 tip-off, he only finished with eight points on a dismal 3-of-9 shooting. He never scored a single point in the fourth quarter, where TNT made a huge breakaway to steal the match.
He also only four assists with four turnovers, although he racked up five rebounds and two steals.
"I let my team down.... Today I wasn't good enough.... Losing the game sucks," continued Ross.
Still, he sees the BPC citation as something he can cherish.
"It's a blessing to win the award," Ross further said.
Now that the series is tied at two wins apiece, a lot are at stake in Game 5 on Friday night back at "The Big Dome", and he vowed to bring in a better Chris Ross to help SMB take the 3-2 lead.
"We just gotta play better. As one of the leaders of the team, it starts with me," Ross specifically said.
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