PBA: Unstoppable Smith has only missed once on two games

Paul Lintag on Jun 03, 2018 07:30 PM
PBA: Unstoppable Smith has only missed once on two games
"I should've made that one that I missed," Smith said Sunday after he went 9 out of 10 for 24 points against the NLEX Road Warriors.

By now you'd think that teams have figured out that you're not supposed to let Joshua Smith near the basket.

Once Smith gets close enough, you might as well list down the two points for the hulking TNT import.

In the two games he's been back so far in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Smith has been feasting inside, shooting a combined 14 out of 15 from the field.

Not surprisingly, the KaTropa are 2-0 in those games.

"I should've made that one that I missed," Smith said Sunday after he went 9 out of 10 for 24 points against the NLEX Road Warriors.

"But I mean, my whole thing is the closer I get to the basket, the higher my percentage is you know. Obviouly the guys do a good job of getting me the ball. We run good schemes, shoutout to the coaches. But I just want to be aggressive, trying to make it easy for everyone else," he added.

Speaking of making things easy for everyone else, lost in Smith's 24-point, 13-rebound performance against the Road Warriors are his five assists.

That's third in the team just behind Terrence Romeo's eight dimes and Jayson Castro's seven helps.

Smith says he just want to help the KaTropa run a smooth offense. Though it helps when his teammates are shooting lights out from the field.

"It's easy because if they're going to put a guy on me and have someone to help, guys are open. I've communicated with these guys and a lot of guys from last year, it's not always about me scoring," Smith said.

"If I get the double-team, somebody else is open which means I get somebody else a good shot. We just want to get good shots," he added.

 


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