PBA: Jones told Pogoy to shoot so RR did just that on his way to 10 triples

Paul Lintag on Jun 12, 2019 10:41 PM
PBA: Jones told Pogoy to shoot so RR did just that
With the KaTropa battling the Gin Kings in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Pogoy went nuclear, firing 10 triples to finish with a new career-high of 38 points.

How about RR Pogoy?

Pogoy’s evolution as a true scorer for TNT this season has produced some incredible shooting moments, with Wednesday’s performance against defending champion Ginebra easily the most impressive so far.

With the KaTropa battling the Gin Kings in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Pogoy went nuclear, firing 10 triples to finish with a new career-high of 38 points.

It’s the second time in three games that Pogoy set a new personal best and his 10 triples is now a team record, passing Jayson Castro and his previous high of nine treys.

Pogoy also became only the fourth local player in league history to make 10 triples in one game just behind Allan Caidic, Kenneth Duremdes, and Marcio Lassiter.

“Parang bine-bless talaga ako eh,” Pogoy said on his new career-high in points scored.

“Masaya lang ako kasi nagbunga lang yung mga pinaghirapan ko sa ensayo,” he added.

Pogoy hit 10 out of 18 from deep and most of his conversions were set up by TNT import Terrence Jones, who had himself a nice game as well with 16 assists.

The former Rookie of the Year says that their high-scoring import has been encouraging him to shoot so when Jones finds him, Pogoy does not hesitate to let it fly.

“Dun talaga ako naka-kuha ng rhythm eh [Jones passes],” Pogoy said.

“Lagi niya ako sinasabihan na everytime na ipasa niya yung bola, dapat i-tira ko daw. Kaya yun, kumpiyansa ako. Siya na nagsabi na i-tira ko eh di ba?” Pogoy added.

 

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