White ready to move on to better things with Mahindra again
Paul Lintag on Mar 24, 2017 08:28 PM
"It feels great, it's a blessing. It's a confidence builder, ready to go on to our next opponent and just have fun again." --- James White.
With Mahindra having the golden opportunity to upset defending champion Rain or Shine in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup, import James White Settled for a heavily-contested jump shot as he tried to win the whole thing for his team.
Obviously, it didn't go in and the game went into overtime.
Five days after the fact, the Floodbuster finally got their first W in the mid-season conference and White has forgotten about his rather questionable late-game decision against the Elasto Painters.
"That's last game, this is a new game. I'm not worried about that. Right now the outcome is we got a win so I'm not worried about that other game," the 23-year-old White said after leading Mahindra over NLEX Friday.
While he didn't exactly say he was making up for the last game, White certainly did his play do the talking as the Floodbuster added to Road Warriors' woes this season.
By halftime against NLEX, White was already up to 20 points and 15 rebounds, giving Mahindra a 10-point lead.
He finished with 30 points and 23 boards as the Floodbuster took an eight-point decision.
"Every game that we play I want that win but it's always good to get that first one of the season. We know the confidence of winning so it's always good to get that win under your belt," he said.
"I'm just worried about my game, what I can do to the team to help them win," White added.
More important than finally getting his first win back in the PBA, White snapped a personal seven-game losing skid in the league dating back to last season's Governors' Cup.
With that out of the way, the former Georgia Tech product is ready to move on to better things again.
"It feels great, it's a blessing. It's a confidence builder, ready to go on to our next opponent and just have fun again," he said.
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