Nash on Joshua Smith's status: I don't know, no idea
Paul Lintag on Jun 15, 2017 11:30 PM
Don't ask TNT head coach Nash Racela about import Joshua Smith, he's got nothing on him so far.
Joshua Smith's actual status in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals remains a mystery.
The hulking TNT import played less than 10 minutes against Ginebra in Game 3 and didn't see action at all in the second half as the Gin Kings forced a Game 4 after a rousing 125-101 win at the Big Dome.
Smith initially left the game in the second quarter after his size 18 shoe broke down.
However, Smith ended up leaving the TNT bench late in the third quarter and was out of the Big Dome midway through the fourth.
It appears the 6'10", 300-pound import may actually be dealing with problems in his right foot although nothing is official as of press time.
"I don't know. No idea," head coach Nash Racela said post-game regarding Smith's status.
"Stop asking me about Joshua, wala nga akong alam eh. Wala pa akong alam. We'll let you know if we get something soon," he added.
Despite seeing limited action, Smith accounted for four points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal for TNT.
The KaTropa still lead the best-of-5 series at two games to one.
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