PBA: Hurting Travis delivers game of his life with 50 points in Manila Clasico win
Paul Lintag on Nov 16, 2018 10:53 PM
"It's definitely a special day for me, I never scored like this before in my life. When I get home, I'll kiss my wife and hug my kids. It's very special day for me, I'll never forget it," --- Romeo Travis on his 50-ball.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- After a terrible close loss in Game 3 where he scored a PBA career-low 12 points, Romeo Travis didn't bother talking to the media and went straight home.
It has been revealed that Travis ended up dealing with a grade 2 hamstring injury and was actually unsure of whether or not he was going to play in Game 4 of the semifinals against Ginebra.
He ended up playing and led Magnolia to victory, pushing the Hotshots to the Finals of the 2018 Governors' Cup after dethroning the Gin Kings.
Travis actually scored a career-high 50 points in the win. It's not only his career-high in the PBA, he says it's the most he scored in one game ever.
"This is my career-high. But I don't shoot for career-highs you know, I don't play that way. But I had to re-invent my game, I wasn't as mobile so I had to stay in the paint a lot today. Luckily, I was making my touches in the paint today," Travis said on his 50-ball.
"It's definitely a special day for me, I never scored like this before in my life. When I get home, I'll kiss my wife and hug my kids. It's very special day for me, I'll never forget it," he added.
Travis was a man on a mission right from the start for Magnolia in Game 4.
With the Hotshots having a second chance to close out the Gin Kings and move on to the Finals, Travis was not about to let this one go especially after the pain he dealt with just to make it to the game.
"I just wanted to win you know," he said.
"I just didn't want to play again honestly. I did not want to play again. I don't know if I could physically play again so I just gave it all I had, I just put it all out there," he added.
As for his hurting hamstring, Travis would rather not expound on his injury. He says it is what it is.
"I don't wanna talk about that," he said when asked about his injury.
"I didn't make excuses after we lost and I won't make excuses now after we win. It is what it is," Travis added.
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