With SMB adjusting to him, Thompson says it’s now his turn to adjust

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 01, 2017 10:36 PM
With SMB adjusting, Thompson says it’s his turn to adjust
TIT-FOR-TAT. Scottie Thompson did not have the same sort of impact he had for Ginebra in Game 2.

Scottie Thompson wound up with eight points, four rebounds, and three assists in Ginebra’s Game 3 loss to San Miguel on Wednesday.

That’s exactly 10 less points, 14 less rebounds, and five less assists than the second-year stud had in the Gin Kings’ big-time win last Sunday.

For Thompson, however, that’s just to be expected. “Normal talaga yun e. Kung maganda talaga laro mo last game, paghahandaan ka next game,” he said.

The playmaker’s words seemed to ring true as Beermen guards from Alex Cabagnot to Marcio Lassiter saw to it that he wouldn’t be a factor on the glass.

More than that, San Miguel also seemed to be challenging Thompson to take the shots instead of making the plays. “Siguro nga, yun nga yung gameplan nila. Pero para sa akin, yung ginagawa nila, lagi na nilang ginagawa sa akin yun,” he said of the heightened focus on him.

In the end, the Ginebra guard said it’s now up to him to change things up. “Battle of adjustment naman talaga e. Wala namang adjustment para sa sarili ko kasi mag-aadjust kami as a team,” he said.

He then continued, “Alam naman ni coach Tim (Cone) kung anong gagawin namin.”


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