PBA: Terrific 12 stint helps McDaniels to a roaring start in Governors’ Cup

Paul Lintag on Sep 25, 2019 08:13 PM
PBA: Terrific 12 stint helps McDaniels to a roaring start
“I felt like that was a good confidence boost for me,” McDaniels said of the Terrific 12 where TNT finished with a respectable 1-1 record. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

After a solid Terrific 12 tournament in Macau last week, TNT was ready to unleash KJ McDaniels in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Following the KaTropa’s first game in the season-ending conference Wednesday at the Big Dome, McDaniels was unleashed alright.

[Related: TERRIFIC 12: After solid Macau outing, TNT ready to unleash McDaniels in PBA]

KJ dominated for 41 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and five blocks in his debut outing for TNT and the KaTropa crushed Blackwater by 28 points for a 1-0 start.

“I felt like that was a good confidence boost for me,” McDaniels said of the Terrific 12 where TNT finished with a respectable 1-1 record.

“The coaches as well and my teammates, having confidence in me. I just gotta keep finding ways to keep getting better, make my teammates better and being impactful in the game,” he added.

With such a dominant win, McDaniels says he and the KaTropa can only get better.

The former Houston Rocket certainly has a lot of room to grow after all, he did turn the ball over nine times against Blackwater.

It was the only blemish to an otherwise flawless opening performance.

“It was a great game, I felt good being out there with my teammates,” McDaniels said.

“I feel like we’ll just get better from here on out,” he added.

 

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