Asi Taulava warns teammates not to be too complacent despite Air 21's good showing in the Commissioner's Cup


Air 21 Express is surprisingly at the middle of the pack in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-3 win-loss record and is tied with Alaska and Meralco at the 4th spot in the standings.
And their last victory issurely a morale booster for them as they dethroned crowd favourite Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
But veteran big man Asi Taulava said the Express can’t be too caught up by their 97-95 upset.
With an even record, Taulava said the Express now have a greater chance to secure a playoff berth provided they win at least two of their last three games in the shortened elimination round.
“We just can’t relax, can’t be too excited on what happened to us. We have to be consistent, focused, though now with three more games, hopefully, we can get two of our last three and get to the playoffs,” Taulava told Spin.ph after the game.
Taulava's Fountain of Youth
The 41-year-old Taulava logged in 35 minutes, scored nine points and grabbed 13 boards and grabbed the last rebound which gave Air21 the win after Ginebra import Leon Rodgers missed the potential game-tying shot in the dying seconds.
The one-time league Most Valuable Player said the team simply had to learn the hard lessons of blowing away leads in the endgame the way it did against defending champion Alaska and just last Sunday against Meralco.
And if they didn't relaxed against Meralco, they could have been 4-2 and will be the solo 4th place.
“We just need to finish very well. We finally had the lead again, but for some reasons, we kept dropping our guards,” shared "The Rock".
“We blew it against Alaska and Meralco. But tonight  we did a better job against Ginebra.”
Taulava said with a two-week break before Air21 swings back to action on April 9 against San Mig Super Coffee, the Express will have to keep working on their defense as they try to make one big push for a playoff berth.
With how Air 21 plays, expect them to finally make it to the Playoffs this time after a forgettable campaign in the Philippine Cup.
--- with reports from Spin.ph
Commissioners' Cup Eliminations
Team
W
L
PCT
6
0
1.000
5
1
0.833
3
1
0.750
3
3
0.500
3
3
0.500
2
3
0.400
2
3
0.400
2
4
0.333
2
4
0.333
0
6
0.000



Asi Taulava warns teammates not to be too complacent despite Air 21's good showing in the Commissioner's Cup Asi Taulava warns teammates not to be too complacent despite Air 21's good showing in the Commissioner's Cup Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 3/29/2014 Rating: 5

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