New SMB import says he got a little scared during debut

New SMB import says he got a little scared during debut
Losing a 26-point lead, the Beermen had June Mar Fajardo in foul trouble as Ginebra started to fight back. The prospect of taking an embarrassing defeat got into the mind of Watson a little bit.

It was a baptism of fire for Terrence Watson as his PBA debut with San Miguel coincided with the Beermen taking on the red-hot defending champion Gin Kings.

And admittedly, he was a little scared.

Just a little though.

Watson actually played extremely well against Ginebra, scoring 10 points in the first quarter to power San Miguel's early charge.

Finishing with a total of 26 points and 17 rebounds plus the victory, it was a pretty good night overall for Watson.

Except for one thing.

Losing a 26-point lead, the Beermen had June Mar Fajardo in foul trouble as Ginebra started to fight back. The prospect of taking an embarrassing defeat got into the mind of Watson a little bit.

Just a little bit though. It was all good in the end.

"It was a tough game. They’re a great team, they’re tall; they’re big. We got out to an early lead, but it I was a little scared there when June Mar got in foul trouble, but we kind of put it out late," he said after San Miguel scored a 107-103 win.

Tapped by the Beermen to help in their Grand Slam bid, Watson is aware of what's going on with his new crew.

And he's embraced the pressure of it all.

“I’ve been playing basketball professionally for eight years now, so that tends of to happen. There are a lot of guys who get cut if you don’t win; there’s always pressure no matter what team you go to," he said.

"There’s pressure for guys in last place – they don’t want to finish in last place. The guys in the middle want to be up top, so there’s pressure for everybody. I just have the pressure of wanting to win a championship. I think it’s good pressure to have," Watson added.

 


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