CHARLES Garcia vowed to be better after Ginebra fell to its second straight loss in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the hands of TNT KaTropa, 96-92, on Sunday night.
Garcia felt like he’s let the team down again after finishing with 15 points on 3-of-11 shooting to go along nine boards in the loss, but he was quick to preach patience.
“I got to be patient. Obviously. I’ve given up nothing. I’ve got to be more aggressive. I think I let my team down, I could do better out there but it’s a long season,” said Garcia.
Patience, though, may be something Ginebra fans have little of, especially with the smaller but more prolific Justin Brownlee now available for Ginebra after wrapping up his stint with Alab Pilipinas in the ABL.
Still, Garcia is the last person to get worried, saying it's a long conference and getting to the top is a process.
“It’s a process, I’m new to the program and the team. It’s still a long season, I believe in my guys, we’re gonna battle out there, I’m not worried. It’s basketball,” Garcia said.
As for his individual production, the 6-9 import said his priority is fitting into coach Tim Cone’s offense and his numbers are the least of his worries.
“It’s a system. Whatever coach Tim’s system is, I’ll go do it. It’s not about my skillset, I know what I can do. But I’m playing in a system that got them far, they got back-to-back championships and that’s what I’m playing.”