BATANGAS CITY — Denzel Bowles will be forever known for his two clutch free throws to win Game 7 of the PBA Finals.
On Sunday here however, Bowles’ most famous trait suddenly became a liability as Denzel struggled from the line, shooting only 7/21 from the stripe.
Bowles’ missed free throws almost cost Rain or Shine another game as the Elasto Painters had to scramble in overtime just to beat Columbian in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.
Despite his atrocious shooting, Bowles is keeping his head up.
“I’m a baller man, I just gotta make those shots,” Bowles said.
“I just really do gotta make those shots and I'm just happy that my team helped me out in the end,” he added.
Part of why Bowles probably struggles was the fact that he’s been dealing with a minor illness.
Still, it didn’t stop the former Best Import to lift ROS with a triple-double, scoring 29 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
“Yesterday because of the food, can’t really settle well so I didn’t really feel as well today but that’s on me,” he said.
“I can’t miss that many free throws. But the food here didn’t really settle well with me. I’m very exhausted [right now],” Bowles added.
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