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Jayson Castro focus on winning the title despite honored to win fifth BPC award

by Eugene Flores, August 12, 2019 3:09pm

Jayson Castro was all but thankful after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) handed him his fifth Best Player of the Conference Award, however, the ever-humble guard wants to focus more on their ultimate goal, winning the championship and to reclaim the Talk 'N Text KaTropa's lost glory.

"Regarding dun sa Best Player of the Conference (award), sobrang maraming maraming salamat sa media, sa coaches na nag-vote sa akin."

"Sobrang naappreciate ko yon kasi sa age kong ito nakakuha pa ako ng award na ganon. Atleast, nakikita niyo pa yung hardwork ko. Sobrang maraming maraming salamat, na-appreciate ko," said the 33 years old cager from Bacolor, Pampanga.

"Syempre masaya ako pero ang number one goal namin makuha yung championship kasi matagal na kaming hindi nagchachampion," he added as they bowed on game 4 of the Finals to the San Miguel Beermen, tying the series at 2-2.

TNT last won a PBA title was way back 2015 at the same conference, Commissioner's Cup, with Ranidel De Ocampo and Jimmy Alapag still wearing a KaTropa uniform.

Moving forward, Castro knew it would be their defense that will bring the elusive title back on their side.

"Siguro yung defense yung magpapanalo samin kung paano namin sila i-stop. Kasi yung offense kapag maganda yung defense namin, yung offense napakadali sa amin eh. Pero kapag nag-start kami ng flat pati yung points namin naapektuhan. We need to focus sa defense talaga. Especially sa mga pick and roll nila."

Game five of their best-of-seven series will be on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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