MORE than the convincing win over TNT KaTropa, Star guard Paul Lee is delighted to see the Star Hotshots spread the wealth.
The Hotshots leaned on a total team effort on Sunday night, dictating the tempo and clicking on both ends of the floor on the way to an 88-77 victory over TNT in their most impressive game yet in the PBA Philippine Cup.
More importantly, nine Hotshots scored four points or more in the win that tied Star with Ginebra, Alaska, and Phoenix in fifth spot on 4-4 (win-loss) records.
That's perfectly fine with Lee, who, after arriving in a trade for longtime franchise player James Yap, has tried to shoulder most of the load, especially in losses to Alaska and Ginebra.
Now he longer had to.
“Oo naman, nakita ko ‘yun (talo namin sa Alaska at Ginebra), hindi (lang) sa akin (dapat) ang bola,” said the hard-driving guard out of University of the East.
"(Ang game ngayon) magandang sign ‘yun sa amin, na ‘di kami dapat mag-rely sa isang tao, kailangan panatag kami sa kung sino may hawak ng bola sa huli.”
The former Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, however, is in no mood to relax with a game against dangerous Blackwater next up for the Hotshots.
“Kailangan gawin namin ang trabaho namin kasi iniisip ng tao ngayon na magaan lang next three games namin, (pero) hindi ganoon,” he said.