AN ailing Arizona Reid isn’t making any excuses following San Miguel Beer’s 83-78 loss to giant-killer KIA Motors, blaming himself for the disastrous start to the team's PBA Governors' Cup campaign.
Reid was confined in the hospital on the eve of the match due to food poisoning, saying a kare-kare dish he ate in teammate Ronald Tubid’s house caused him to throw up and suffer from a bum stomach over the past few days.
“I got no energy. I’m just weak. I was in the hospital yesterday. It’s tough, man, because it happened before the season (conference) started. I’m upset but I cannot control this,” Reid told Spin.ph after the game.
The former High Point standout was in and out of the game but managed to finish with 17 points and 10 rebounds, though he also committed seven of the team’s 24 turnovers.
His last turnover saw Alex Nuyles score on a fastbreak layup that practically sealed the Beermen's second straight loss to the Carnival this season.
Reid admitted he wasn’t able to play his usual game because he felt weak while dealing with stomach pain.
“We just didn’t play with energy. The team just go as I go. But I felt like I take this loss. This is on me but I can’t do anything about it. I can only try but I got no energy,” rued the 29-year-old San Miguel import.
The sweet-shooting Reid immediately left the Mall of Asia Arena after the team’s long post-game meeting with coach Leo Austria to check in at Medical City in Ortigas, Pasig.
“I just need to get stronger, get IVs (intravenous fluids) and stuff. My stomach and my whole body is just cold,” he said.
San Miguel's next game is on Saturday against Meralco.