Victolero looks forward to "more aggressive" Acox as Star's season now on the line

By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. ROSA, Laguna--Kris Acox may be more of a bruiser than an explosive scorer like Malcolm Hill, the one he replaced as Star import.

But Acox's offensive stats so far in the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals are now a thing of concern among the Hotshots fans.

Acox only had seven points on 3-of-8 shooting in Game 1 on Sunday night, and although points-wise he had a slightly better Game 2 stint, his nine points on 4-of-12 shooting on Tuesday night is also subpar.

For Coach Chito Victolero, Lady Luck probably did not smile on the Iceland national team player.

"Meron naman siyang mga touches, but yun nga, medyo malas eh," Victolero said.

With Acox struggling offensively, Star could not find its bearing in scoring and lost both Games 1 and 2 to Meralco in the semis, the most recent one a 24-point blowout.

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With the Hotshots' season now in peril, Victolero believes it is high time for Acox to step up offensively.

"We need to talk to him to be more aggressive. Hopefully next game, maging maganda yung percentage niya," said Victolero.

Star needs to win the remaining three games to steal the series from Meralco.

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