SEAN Anthony has become the hottest player in the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs by simply doing what his coach asks him to do.
“I just do what coach (Franz Pumaren) asks me to do,” Anthony said after helping Air21 score a 103-100 upset over San Mig Super Coffee for a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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“I just get what the defense gives us. I’m not trying to go out and score, but I turned to be open for three-point shots." Sean Anthony after scoring 29 points, inculding 5 of 6 three-pointers
The 6-4 Anthony tossed in a career-tying 29 points, powered by five-of-six three-point shots. He also went 10-of-14 from the foul line as he turned into Air21’s reliable go-to guy in the playoffs.
Still, Anthony refused to take the credit for the seventh-seeded Express’ 3-0 record in the playoffs which, by the way, coincided with his return from a hand injury.
“I just get what the defense gives us. I’m not trying to go out and score, but I turned to be open for three-point shots and my teammates set me up for three-point shots,” explained the former McGill standout.
“It’s a team game, thanks to Wesley (Witherspoon) for finding me.”
Anthony said his newfound confidence from the three-point zone was a product of hardwork, as he usually goes through a daily routine in practice of shooting free throws and three-point shots.
“Everyday, I shoot free throws, three-points. I have my whole routine before the game,” he said a day before Game Two of their semifinal series against San Mig on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.