Smith says Elite finally fighting together as a team

Paul Lintag on Apr 08, 2017 07:08 PM
Smith says Elite finally fighting together as a team
"I think the guys are starting to learn how I play and [I] the same thing with them. This win kinda showed that we are finally becoming a team and finally fighting together." --- Greg Smith.

It took him five games but Greg Smith finally has a win in the PBA.

And while things may look bad on the outside with Blackwater stumbling to a 0-4 start prior to Sturday's big win, the former Houston Rocket chose to look at how the Elite grew over the course of their trying stetch in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

"It's not that bad. It's actually good because we all work together," Smith said after a tough 118-113 win over Globalport.

"I think the guys are starting to learn how I play and [I] the same thing with them. This win kinda showed that we are finally becoming a team and finally fighting together," he added.

Smith did the heavy lifting for the Elite against the Batang Pier, going for 40 points, 15 in the fourth, and 19 rebounds.

However, unlike their previous outings, Smith got more than enough local support from Blackwater despite the team missing two of its biggest pieces in Mac Belo and Art Dela Cruz.

"It felt good, we fought hard. But I got a lot of it because of my teammates, they didn't back down," he said.

Finally getting their breakthrough win, Smith and the Elite are now focused on trying to improve upon their performance to try and pile up more victories down the stretch.

"I this this win should help us going to the next week and get ready for our next game. I think this win should help us big," Smith said.

 

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