Shooting woes continue to haunt Donte Greene
Paul Lintag on Apr 09, 2017 07:50 PM
Greene needed 24 shots to score 24 points in TNT's latest game.
32, 33, and 33.
Those three numbers are Donte Greene's shooting percentage in his first three games in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Not exactly pretty. In fact, Greene needed 24 shots to score 24 points Sunday in TNT's win against lowly Mahindra.
But despite an eyesore of a shooting percentage, Greene has been winning with TNT, which is actually the far more important statistic.
"What's this, the third game in a row? I go through stretches where I look like I never played basketball before and then I go through stretches where I look like I've been where I've been," Greene said on his shooting struggles.
"Just trying to put it all together, it's a difficult league, it's not easy. The Philippines is not like your normal basketball league. But you know, I'm getting adjusted, the main thing is we're still winning. If we were losing we would be in even more trouble," he said, noting the fact that TNT has been undefeated since he came along to replace fellow NBA veteran Lou Amundson who went 1-1 with the KaTropa.
Still, the former Sacramento King would like to find out why in the world is he shooting so bad in the Philippines.
It's not the ridiculously hot weather.
"No, not the weather condition. I was just in Puerto Rico, it's hot there too. I don't know. it's frustrating but I gotta find something, figure it out," Greene said.
Once again playing two games in three days, TNT's reward is a mini-break with Holy Week officially here.
Greene hopes to use that time off to regain his touch.
"Rest up and try to get my legs underneath me. Just get my touch back, get my rhythm. We'll figure it out I'll get in there with the coaches and just figure it out," he said.
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