Gary David proving he can still score with the best of them
Paul Lintag on Mar 20, 2017 02:04 PM
In just the second game of the new PBA conference, David flashed some of his old game by dominating the fourth quarter, dropping all 13 of his points and putting Mahindra in a very good position to win late against defending champion Rain or Shine.
Gary David landing in Mahindra was supposed to be an opportunity for a career revival of sorts.
It didn't work quite well in the All-Filipino for various reasons but in the Commissioner's Cup, things are starting to look better for the former PBA scoring champion.
In just the second game of the conference, David flashed some of his old game by dominating the fourth quarter, dropping all 13 of his points and putting Mahindra in a very good position to win late.
The Floodbuster still ended up losing to defending champion Rain or Shine in overtime but David's timely explosion was a welcome addition to a team that is still lacking experience after dealing away its top two local scorers from last season.
"Sayang, huli na. May chance na manalo eh," David said. "Yung experience talaga nung team medyo kulang, tapos si James [White] bata pa. Pero okay naman, stay positive lang kami."
From playing the role as the first option on offense to a reserve, David is learning to re-adjust his game once again.
In Mahindra, him being ready to come in and put up points is something he is working on quite a bit to help his team start winning games again.
"Sakin naman ready lang ako eh. Ready lang naman ako pag binunot ni coach Chris," he said.
"Alam naman niya na kakabalik ko lang sa injury tapos binibigyan niya rin ng kumpiyansa yung mga bata. Basta ready lang ako pag binunot niya ako," David added.
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