PBA: Parks Jr. shows clutch gene in big performance vs. Ginebra

Paul Lintag on May 24, 2019 10:57 PM
PBA: Parks Jr. shows clutch gene in Ginebra showcase
Parks scored 10 in extra time, giving Blackwater the cushion it needed to hold off the Gin Kings.

Ray Parks Jr. was absolutely electric Friday in his second-ever PBA game.

The no. 2 pick of the 2018 Draft carried the Blackwater Elite in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, taking down defending champion Brgy. Ginebra in overtime.

Parks scored 10 in extra time, giving Blackwater the cushion it needed to hold off the Gin Kings.

He finished with a total of 28 points in the sensational victory.

“I appreciate the coach’s trust in me, keeping me in the game and putting me in position to get the ball. It’s just great. Each game is just part of the motivation,” Parks Jr. said.

“At least I showed one part of my game that you know... people say I wasn’t clutch last time with the free throws and now what? I made shots so now it’s just up to get better,” he added.

Now armed with a 2-0 start in the mid-season joust, Parks says this big win against Ginebra won’t mean anything if they don’t get the next one.

The Elite have another game Sunday. A win would mean a strong 3-0 start. A win also means that Blackwater will surpass its total from the Philippine Cup.

“I love playing big games, and I love playing against great competition. Ginebra’s one of the best teams. Just having that crowd environment too is great. Today was just the breaks of the game and we ended up with the win,” he said.

“This win won’t mean anything if we don’t win on Sunday. it will just cancel out. We just have to keep growing from here,” Parks added.

 

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