Rain or Shine import prefers winning over scoring record
MANILA – Rain or Shine import Arizona Reid said he was not focused on setting a scoring record when he led his team to a blowout 123-72 victory over Alaska last Wednesday.
In that game, Reid logged 48 points, a tournament high so far for the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup.
The Elasto Painters not only defeated the Aces that night, but also inflicted Alaska’s worst beating ever.
“I can have two points and have the win, I don’t care. It’s all about team,” said Reid in the PBA website following their win. “Yes, I have 48, but I’m not here to score 48. I’m here to get a win. As long as I win, I’m happy. If we lost tonight and I had 48, I’ll be disappointed.”
The 2011 Governors’ Cup Best Import said it so happened that he connected most of the shots he fired that night.
Reid shot 5-of-8 from the perimeter and went 13-of-18 from 2-point area against the Aces.
“It’s just one of those nights,” Reid said. “I shot well and it came at the right time. Tonight, we found our stroke and everybody shot well and it started with our defense. Coach Yeng reminded us about our defense and thankfully, our shots went in.”
The 6’5” import is also thankful that coach Yeng Guiao did not give up on him despite struggling in their first few games.
“Through the first five games, I’ve been struggling offensively, but I didn’t get discouraged cause coach Yeng believed in me and he knows what I can do,” said Reid.
The import said he hopes to deliver the same performance and help Rain or Shine win each of their games.
“You just got to look at it one game at a time. We just got to be ready for Ginebra on Sunday.”