LIAM McMorrow felt he could’ve had more touches in the fourth quarter of Barako Bull’s 101-95 loss to Alaska on Saturday in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
The towering Energy import scored just a measly point in the payoff period after scoring 25 in the first three quarters.
“I can’t force people to give me the ball,” McMorrow said.
But he also felt his presence was hardly needed when the Energy suddenly fell behind and were mounting a comeback down the stretch.
“Late in the game, I didn’t even want to be in,” the Canadian slotman admitted. “I wanted them to put all shooters in, because we didn’t need two points.”
McMorrow also went hard on himself after his rebounding numbers were below his average.
Coming in averaging 22.6 boards in his first eight games, McMorrow hauled down just 15 rebounds – only the third time he failed to reach at least 22 rebounds, to go along with 26 points in 46 minutes.
“Points-wise, yeah (I was satisfied), but my rebounding was so low,” McMorrow said. “I expect every game to get twenty-five (points) and twenty-five (rebounds).”
“The games where I go more than that, things are clicking. Anything less than twenty rebounds for me, I’m not impressed.”
Still, his output was an improvement from his previous numbers after he registered just 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, 16 boards, three assists, two steals, one block in 40 minutes in Barako’s 71-68 loss to Kia last time.