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Despite a reality check from Alaska, Racela happy with TNT's 3-1 start

Nash Racela is happy that the "process" bore quick positive results. Nikki Collantes
By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO--TNT, despite struggling in form following the Terrence Romeo-Mo Tautuaa trade, won its first three games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

And even if the winning streak came to an end at the expense of Alaska at the Ynares Center on Sunday night, Coach Nash Racela is already glad about that.

"If we look at the positives, I think at this point, we should be happy that with the way we're playing, we got three wins out of four," Racela said.

The loss to the Aces, according to Racela, was a reality check for the KaTropa.

"We are trying to learn to be at the level of Alaska in terms of consistency when we play. Obviously, we're not yet there," rued Racela.

TNT, despite assisting on 22 of 37 made baskets and only committing 14 errors, only shot 39 percent from the field compared to Alaska's 48 percent.

Despite the defeat, Racela sees it as part of the process.

"We're still in the process of learning each other," he further said. "It's nice that we're able to pull that three out of four. Hopefully, moving forward, we get better as we go along."

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