PBA: Confident Nambatac lights up Ginebra with career shooting performance

Paul Lintag on Jun 07, 2019 10:34 PM
PBA: Confident Nambatac lights up Ginebra with 7 triples
Nambatac was hot all game long, firing seven triples on his way to a career-high 30 points.

Down 0-2 to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Rain or Shine wanted to avoid a 0-3 hole at all costs.

Friday against defending champion Ginebra no less, the Elasto Painters did just that and finally got their first win of the mid-season joust with a convincing 23-point win.

Import Denzel Bowles did his part, coming through with a strong double-double performance, but it was guard Rey Nambatac who was key for ROS in the victory.

Nambatac was hot all game long, firing seven triples on his way to a career-high 30 points.

He already had 21 at halftime to help the Elasto Painters weather a strong start from Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar.

“Lucky day lang. Kailangang mag step up kasi last two games ang kulang talaga [from] young guns tulad ko,” Nambatac said.

“Kasi yung mga veterans namin, especially yung import namin si Denzel, ginagawa nila ng maayos yung roles nila sa team. So kami, parang kami yung nawawala sa team,” he added.

With ROS having so many weapons, Nambatac says it’s important to just stay ready.

His number will be called and the ball will find its way to him. When that happens, he should be ready to take advantage.

Against the Gin Kings, it was Nambatac that got the good looks and he made the most out of all of them.

“Tiwala lang sa sarili. Syempre confident lang din ako na pag pinasahan ako, kailangan maisu-shoot ko,” Nambatac said.

“Kasi kung ako naman yung nagpasa tapos wide-open shot, talagang nakaka-frustrate yun eh. At ayaw kong mangyari yun sa mga teammates ko na mafrusfrustrate sila. Kasi open shot tapos di masushoot? Kumpyansa lang talaga,” he added.

 

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