PBA: Returning Pringle doesn’t miss a beat In big Northport win
Paul Lintag on May 29, 2019 07:34 PM
In his first game back, Pringle plaeyd 30 minutes and led the team with 22 points. He shot 5/8 from deep. (PBA)
Starting the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at 2-0, Northport has been there and done that.
In fact, the Batang Pier were 2-0 as well in the All-Filipino jsut earlier this year. After winning two straight to start, they lost six consecutive games and missed the playoffs.
Northport avoided that Wednesday by beating TNT by 24 points at the MOA Arena. Now at 3-0, the Batang Pier joined idle Blackwater on top of the standings early.
“For sure, that’s what coach was praising. We won the first two and lost six straight, let’s not do it again,” Stanley Pringle said.
“He just wanted us to play possession by possession, just make the smart plays and execute. I think we did that. Our main focus is defense, that was the main difference today,” he added.
Pringle played his first game of the conference after missing Northport’s first two assignments. Stanley was recovering from surgery after removing bone spurs in his right foot.
In his first game back, Pringle plaeyd 30 minutes and led the team with 22 points. He shot 5 out of 8 from deep.
“I’m glad I was hitting my 3s because I couldn’t get much explosion off my right foot. But it’s coming back, maybe two more games I can maybe plaay the whole game again. I’m just waiting, trying to be patient,” Pringle said.
“Special shoutout to the medical staff for helping me recover fast. Still not all the way 100 percent yet, I’m still working on the endurance,” he added.
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