PBA Finals: McCullough on Best Import snub: “I don’t care”
Paul Lintag on Aug 11, 2019 09:47 PM
Chris McCullough came in third in the Best Import award behind Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and winner Terrence Jones of TNT. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
While he didn’t actually win Best Import, San Miguel Beer’s Chris McCullough certainly put up a performance worthy of the award in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
McCullough came mid-conference and helped the Beermen climb out of a 2-5 record in the elimination round and all the way to 2-2 count in the PBA Finals against the top-ranked TNT KaTropa.
Along the way, the former NBA first round pick put up monster numbers, going for over 32 points and 14 rebounds per game. Still, McCullough came in third in the Best Import award behind Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and winner Terrence Jones of TNT.
C-Mac doesn’t mind it at all. He has a bigger trophy to win.
“I don’t care about the Best Import. He [Jones] was here before I was here, first of all. I doesn’t matter to me,” McCullough said.
“I’m just here to win a championship, that’s about it,” he added.
McCullough and the rest of the Beermen pulled even with Jones and the KaTropa Sunday, picking up a crucial 106-101 Game 4 victory.
C-Mac led the San Miguel attack with 27 points and 22 rebounds.
“Right now, it’s 0-0. We’re tied 2-2 and we just go out there, play good basketball, and get a win,” he said.
“We just gotta go out there and finish games,” McCullough added.
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