Jericho shines in his own version of the "flu game"
Paul Lintag on Jan 08, 2017 10:01 PM
"Typical flu lang, nung second quarter sobrang hirap makahinga sa court." --- Cruz said of his condition Sunday.
Jericho Cruz was beastly for Rain or Shine in its first PBA game 0f 2017, going for 21 points in a 15-point Elasto Painters victory.
More importantly, the underrated former Adamson Falcon buried a trifecta of dagger treys in the fourth quarter to put a stop on an impending Phoenix uprising, handing ROS its fifth win for the season.
However, what's more impressive of Cruz's efficient outing was the fact that he came into the game battling flu.
In fact, he didn't even expect to play much but ended up logging over 27 minutes agains tthe Fuel Masters.
"Siguro coming into this game, di ko ine-expect na bibigyan ako ni coach Caloy ng playing time kasi I was sick for three, four days na. Typical flu lang, nung second quarter sobrang hirap makahinga sa court," Cruz said.
"Pero ayun, yung trust niya sakin nandun, kaya siguro pinaglaro niya ako. It paid off naman," he added.
As for his trio of long-range bombs though, Cruz is happy he got to do it in a PBA game but he's not at all surprised that hes' starting to make those looks.
After all, he's going to practice everyday competing with Jeff Chan and James Yap, two expert marksmen on their own right.
"Siguro may tima na nagulat, pero kasi, araw-araw mi naman pina-practice ang shooting," he said.
"I double my hardwork. Everyday I come in early and after practice I try to improve on my shooting. Para kahit papano ma-math ko lang shooting nila [Jeff and James]," Cruz added.
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