PBA: After offensive explosion, BWE defense needs polishing says Parks

Paul Lintag on Jun 08, 2019 07:48 PM
PBA: After offensive explosion, BWE defense needs polishing
At the lead was rookie Ray Parks, who set a new career-high of 29 points in the win.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Blackwater exploded and delivered a fine offensive performance Saturday at the Ynares Center here.

The Elite dropped 132 points and demolished NLEX for their fifth win of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. It’s the most points Blackwater has scored in franchise history.

Blackwater scored at least 30 for all  four quarters but the Elite saved the best for last, dropping 39 in the fourth period to put the game away.

At the lead was rookie Ray Parks, who set a new career-high of 29 points in the win.

While the offensive explosion was nice, the Elite could still use some polishing on defense after allowing 106 points to NLEX in the win.

“Both teams played great offense but at the end of the day, we still gotta work on our defense,” Parks said.

“I think we should have limited them more. We did a good job in the first half but third and fourth quarter, we didn’t really do a good job,” he added.

Now with a strong 5-1 record that leads all teams in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Elite are getting in position to make the playoffs after missing out in the All-Filipino.

At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing: getting to the playoffs and finding success there.

“I felt like the 2-9 record the team had in the first conference didn’t really reflect how good of a team this is. I’m just here to help and everybody’s getting their confidence, everybody’s getting their bearings,” Parks said.

“We have a great import, a great coaching staff and like I said, they’re giving us a chance to do something great and we wanna take advantage of this,” he added.

 

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