PBA: After World Cup, Kiefer knows 3-point shooting is key to success
Paul Lintag on Sep 29, 2019 07:28 PM
“It’s something that we saw in the [FIBA] World Cup,” Ravena said on the importance of outside shooting. (Photo by Richard Esguerra/File)
After a 2-0 start in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, Kiefer Ravena said that he would like NLEX’s hot shooting to continue.
In their first two games, the Road Warriors fired a total of 35 triples, including a high of 20 in their opening performance of the Governors’ Cup.
“Hopefully tuluy-tuloy lang. Ako naman as long as nananalo kami,” Ravena said.
“I guess one thing that we can continue is our shooting sa three-points, hopefully we can continue that,” he added.
Sunday at Sta. Rosa, NLEX did just that, combining with Blackwater to score 37 triples, a new PBA record for most made in one game. The previous high was 35 set by TNT and San Miguel last June in Antipolo.
The Road Warriors were responsible for 18 of those 37 three-point shots, pushing their total to 53 for the conference. Ravena made five triples for his team and finished with 25 points.
“It’s something that we saw in the [FIBA] World Cup,” Ravena said on the importance of outside shooting.
“Hopefully we can apply it here in the PBA, use it to our advantage. It’s just a conscious effort, with the hours we put in [during practice]. Props to everybody on the team,” Kiefer added.
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