Standhardinger still adjusting to PBA game: ‘This feels like a different sport’

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours However, even his much-improved numbers weren’t enough to stop San Miguel from falling to 0-2 this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after its 123-119 overtime loss to Rain or Shine.Standhardinger rued the free throw disparity with the Elasto Painters shooting 44 free throws against the Beermen’s 16.“It’s always hard to win a game like this,” he rued. “I had the impression that they were the physical team, and not us. But we just got to play through it.“The 28-year-old, though, knows that he has to keep adjusting to the style of play in the pro league.“Now I know why in Gilas, I’m wondering why we’re always in team fouls. Because here is a country that you call so much less, and you let play more things. While in Europe, as soon as you don’t have position anymore as a defender, that’s it. So I need to keep adjusting,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I’m literally making big adjustments. I literally have to lift heavier weights to be stronger, because this feels like a different sport,” he said.“It’s a lot of grabbing, holding. Here, you can kind come from the side, and still run your defender out of his lane which is a new adjustment I have to make. I have to change how I play defense because if you don’t use your hands, you can use your body to bully him out of his lane.”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 crownAccounting all of his learnings from the first game, Standhardinger did have a better offensive effort compared to his debut, posting 17 points, 15 rebounds, and four assists on Sunday.“I already made adjustments in the post. I’m not posting up, I’m more facing up, that worked actually fine today,” he said. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It hasn’t been the smoothest of starts for Christian Standhardinger in the PBA.Even the Fil-German forward admits that at times, he’s learning a different sport altogether.ADVERTISEMENT Barriga outclasses Colombian foe, gains shot at world titlelast_img