F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus knows that their battle with their rival will never be easy so a morale-boosting win is what they need right now.
“We had a good rest prior to this game,” said de Jesus after notching their third straight victory in the early stretch of this tourney that also has ESPN5, Aksyon TV and Hyper HD as broadcast partners.
“That rest and recovery had very good effect to them because they had good connection on the court.”
“We really wanted to get this win,” said coach Shaq Delos Santos, the architect of the Blaze Spikers’ conquest of the previous All-Filipino.
“We know that our setback to Generika-Ayala in the Invitationals is really tough. So we prepared hard against them and hoped for a good result.”
"I think we were able to get back to our system,” said Velez, who took the helm from John Abella in the off-season.
“We're still trying to figure out how to be consistent. But I also think were able to tap our energy and momentum down the stretch.”
Velez said they made some changes in their position to thwart the vaunted defense of the HD Spikers.