PBA: Walker wanted it to be sure so he dunked the game winner vs. Magnolia
Paul Lintag on Jun 06, 2018 07:57 PM
With a chance to give Blackwater its first win in eight games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Henry Walker just had to dunk the game-winning basket.
Henry Walker rarely dunks.
He's a scoring machine, one that can pull up from pretty much anywhere on the court.
However, Henry Walker rarely dunks anymore.
But with a chance to give Blackwater its first win in eight games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Walker just had to dunk the game-winning basket.
He had to, just to be sure.
"Couldn't leave it to chance," Walker said on his thunderous slam with 3.1 seconds to go against Magnolia that broke an 84-all tie.
"I don't really dunk anymore but for the game, I didn't want to get it blocked. My daughter's watching, I got to put it down for the win," he added.
While he made the game-winner, Walker only scored 11 points against the Hotshots, shooting only 25 percent from the field.
That's way below his usual average. If he wanted to, he can score 11 points in a matter of minutes.
But as he works his way to game shape, Walker says his scoring struggles is the last of his concern. He's more worried about getting his locals involved as they try to salvage their conference.
"The last thing you need to worry about is me scoring points in the PBA. I can torch anybody I want to but it’s not about me scoring though," he said.
"I can’t win unless the guys pick up the pace and pick up their own work, carry their own slack and that’s what we’re seeing now. We’re confident now, playing aggressively on offense that allows me to play the game how I did today and they actually carried me, kudos to the team," Walker added.
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