UAAP Season 73 | Game Review: UE Red Warriors vs UST Growling Tigers | Round 1
A simple post-game analysis between the UE Red Warriors vs the UST Growling Tigers:
What Happened to James and Paul?
Both veterans inside and outside the court, the Red Warriors were hoping for their leadership. But, Paul Lee and James Martinez were both non-existent in their game against UST. We’re still clueless to Paul Lee’s unenthusiastic attitude, may be he is sick or whatever, but that’s not the Paul Lee we’re used to watch. Regarding to James Martinez, it was clear what we have watched, that he has a leadership dilemma. He is the Red Warriors’ premier point guard and should had been the chief navigator on the offensive flow and not Raffy Reyes.
Clearly the Red Warriors were disorganized, may be they were kabado, because that was their first game. Meanwhile, the freewheeling system that should had help them to get into their offensive rhythm, eventually killed them.
Boxing-out the UST players, rebounding the ball, turnovers, and shooting those god damn FREE THROWS were very painful to watch. Yes, they were aggresive to the basket, but they did not shoot very well in the free throw lane?
Oh Man, Where’s the BIG Men?
The Red Warriors rotation in the forward and center positions has a big hole to fill-in. Sam Razon, Garrick Ayala, and Erwin Duran where totally been eaten away by their UST counterpart.
In the Bright Side: Welcome to the Acibar Show!
We immediately remembered
Elmer Espiritu, after Ken Acibar made that in your face alley-hoop dunk against a UST defender. He was also everywhere rebounding the ball and even played the point guard position. Ken Acibar in his 2nd year proved that he is a force to be reckon with.
And, Biboy Enguio is very promising, and can be a great offensive option in the future, after what he has shown with his caliber touch beyond-the-arc.