PBA: Is Sean Anthony the most underrated PBA star?
Paul Lintag on May 02, 2018 08:08 PM
Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Anthony led the Batang Pier to their second-straight win of the conference, posting an all-around effort that almost had him finish with a triple double.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Sean Anthony might be the most underrated star in the PBA.
Wednesday at the Ynares Center here, Anthony led the Batang Pier to their second-straight win of the conference, posting an all-around effort that almost had him finish with a triple double.
Anthony scored a team-high 29 points, 13 in a pivotal third-quarter run, on top of 13 rebounds and eight assists.
Sean says he was made aware of his shot at a triple-double in the fourth, but once the Blackwater Elite cut a once 18-point lead to five, Anthony just wanted to made sure his team was holding on for the win.
Anthony scored eight of Globalport's last 10 points and a five-point lead turned into an 11-point victory.
"Actually someone told me in the beginning of the fourth [triple-double]," Sean said.
"But they [Elite] caught up so I looked to stay aggressive and I didn't even focused on that, I just focused on doing what was needed to win," Anthony added.
As Globalport starts to round into form with a 2-1 mark, Anthony says the Batang Pier are in search of their true identity in the post-Terrence Romeo era.
And much like the preview seen in the All-Filipino that identity is pretty much two ways: Globalport wants to be a stout defensive unit that's also capable of taking advantage of its scorers in the lineup.
"A bith of both [offense and defense]. Coach's goal is to limit them under 90 points with an import, so around 22 a quarter. We obviously didn't do that the first half and of course, we just wanna also used that defense to translate into offense, easy transition baskets. Coach wants to be a defensive-first team and a transition team," Anthony said.
"We're still finding a little bit of our identity, still getting used to playing with each other, still trying to figure out some lineups and whatnot. But for the most part, guys are all moving in the right direction, it's looking pretty good," he added.
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