Jalalon anchors Hotshots defense against Ravena

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first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter Kiefer Ravena had his way in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon made sure to give the NLEX rookie all he could handle in Game 2 on Monday.So much so that he took the initiative and asked coach Chito Victolero if he could get the defensive assignment.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The former Arellano playmaker expects his job to get tougher in the coming games as a player as intelligent as Ravena sure knows how to adjust against the best defenses.“We’ve already lost two of our rotation guys, so the most that we want to do here is to enjoy the games and have no pressure,” he said. “When it comes to the games, we couldn’t think of anything else but to play and give our best. Enjoy life.”Game 3 is on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jalalon believed he can stand his ground and make life hard for Ravena.After all, from their numerous wars from the collegiate leagues to their national team scrimmages, the Cagayan de Oro native knew the former Ateneo star better than anyone in the Hotshots roster.With Jalalon guarding him, Ravena was limited to just nine points, three rebounds, and seven assists. The Road Warriors were also outscored by 10 points with him on the floor.“Kiefer has a very high basketball IQ and you can’t really stop him,” attested the Magnolia sophomore. “I just followed the coaches’ game plan and I’m happy that we were able to execute that.”Jalalon, meanwhile, was rewarded for his active presence on the floor as he almost nabbed a triple-double with his nine markers, 10 dimes, and six boards.ADVERTISEMENT “I was thinking about it on practice, and I asked coach Chito if he can give me the task to defend Kiefer. I can at least try,” Jalalon [email protected]_Hotshots’ Jio Jalalon discusses how difficult it was defending @kieferravena in Game 2. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/tVk5csuFIlFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 12, 2018 Magnolia rallies behind fallen Pingris GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img

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