PBA Commissioner’s Cup

Prosper upbeat Terrafirma can snap long skid: ‘All we need is one to stop the bleeding’

Delfin Dioquino
Prosper upbeat Terrafirma can snap long skid: ‘All we need is one to stop the bleeding’

SILVER LINING. Lester Prosper has been one of the few bright spots for an embattled Terrafirma side that has not won since last season.

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Lester Prosper has been churning out monster numbers, but Terrafirma continues its downward spiral following a 20th straight defeat

MANILA, Philippines – Lester Prosper just cannot seem to catch a break.

Prosper saw another one of his impressive performances go to waste as Terrafirma remained winless in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup following a 105-92 defeat to Meralco on Friday, October 7.

Averaging 34.7 points and 20 rebounds in his first three games that all ended in losses, Prosper churned out 35 points and 18 rebounds against the Bolts only to see the Dyip crash to their 20th straight loss.

But the 6-foot-10 import remains upbeat that the embattled franchise will eventually end its drought.

“We have to play with more energy. We have to make better decisions. If we continue to do this, if we continue to improve, we can definitely get one win,” Prosper said.

“All we need is one to just stop the bleeding.”

Prosper added he is pleased with the way Terrafirma kept in step with Meralco, a team that made the semifinals of the last five conferences.

The Dyip trailed by just a single possession through the first three quarters, 76-79, before the Bolts pulled away in the final period.

“When you’re always losing, there is always frustration. But… it is about improving, helping this team improve… helping these guys to be a cohesive unit,” said Prosper.

“Our team is very young and they’re developing day by day. They’re becoming better and better day by day,” he added.

Terrafirma will get a chance to snap its long-standing skid that dates back to the Governors’ Cup last season as it goes up against Blackwater on October 14 at the Araneta Coliseum. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.