HE left it all on the floor, yet AZ Reid still feels he can improve on a few aspects of his game after leading San Miguel Beer to a 96-89 victory over Alaska in Game Three of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Wednesday night.
The SMB import scattered a personal-high-tying 41 points, including 11 in the payoff period to rescue the Beermen from the jaws of defeat.
In all, he shot 17-of-26 from the field and finished with 12 boards and three assists in 40 minutes.
But the 29-year-old Reid believes there’s still plenty to work on after he missed six of his 10 free throws and committed eight turnovers.
“I know I still can do better,” Reid said. “I have to do better, I have to be better, and I'll be better.”
Reid, who barely lost the Best Import award to Romeo Travis, still fared better than his Alaska counterpart, who registered just 17 points, seven boards, three assists, two steals, and one block, while settling mostly for jump shots against the Beermen's defense.
But stats are the last thing on his mind.
“It's always business,” said Reid, a two-time Best Import awardee who is still looking for his first league title. “I'm just trying to win the game. I have one goal. My eyes is on the prize and that's to win a championship.
“I can't care less for anything else,” he added. “I need it for my pride. My teammates are doing everything in their power to get it. I appreciate how hard we're playing with heart.”
“I'll have the same mentality coming to Friday's game. You don't get too happy, don't get too giddy.”
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