Surprising Dyip hope to continue smooth ride, shoot for another upset

first_imgThey set out for another upset on Friday and test their new-found confidence against a truly formidable side in the Alaska Aces at 4:30 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I have been talking to the guys to guard themselves from slipping back to the team’s old attitude,” said Dandan, who took over from Chris Gavina last season and had a 1-1 record in the Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOut to foil the Dyip are the Aces, who are also in the process of fine-tuning their tendencies after nearly imploding the last time out.Ahead by 30 against Blackwater over the weekend, the Aces let their guards down and saw the enemy come within seven, needing a big finishing kick to foil the Elite and notch a first win in two games. “When you get a lead like that, the tendency is to be complacent,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton. “I need us stay focused throughout against Columbian. They’re a tough team to beat.”The winless Road Warriors aim to get the job done this time against the Meralco Bolts in the second game at 7 p.m.After an impressive showing in the Philippine Cup where the problem in chemistry seems to have already been addressed, the Road Warriors have opened up 0-2 and will be coming into the game still licking the wounds of a 98-97 defeat at the hands of Rain or Shine.As for the Bolts (1-1), they are raring to bounce back from a narrow defeat inflicted by GlobalPort and ride with the early leaders.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf there’s one thing Columbian coach Ricky Dandan has been successful in doing in his short tenure of being in charge of the Dyip, it is instilling a winning attitude.“It’s not the change in personnel, it’s the change in attitude,” said Dandan after Columbian’s recent conquest of the NLEX Road Warriors that put the Dyip on high gear in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres-Negros trips Davao, clinches 5th straight win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img

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