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    Thompson vows to be shooting free throws the next morning after misses nearly cost Ginebra

    Sep 3, 2017

    SCOTTIE Thompson rued the free throws he missed in Barangay Ginebra's overtime win over Star in the PBA Governors Cup Sunday that he vowed to be spending a lot of time at the stripe in his next practice.

    "Practice ako bukas. Kahit natutulog ako," said Thompson as he tried to make fun of his struggle from the foul line in the Kings' 105-101 win ove the Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    But seriously, the sophomore guard said the match wouldn't have gone into overtime had the Kings made their frew throws.

    The Kings shot a measly 12-of-30 from the free throw line for a 40 percent clip, with Thompson going 1-of-6. Big man Greg Slaughter was 5-of-11.

    "Tapos na sana 'yung game kung na-shoot namin yung mga free throws namin," admitted Thompson. "Pero ganun talaga. It happens naman na minsan mag-struggle ang team sa free throws."

    [See Ginebra survives gritty Star stand, late free throw wobble, to sustain win streak]

    The Ginebra guard even had one shot from the foul line that came up short, which he more or less expected as soon as the ball left his hands.

    "Release pa lang alam ko kapos na kasi nag-flip yung bola," he said.

    But realizing he was not making any significant contributions offensively, Thompson made up for it in other aspects.

    He finished with 10 rebounds, six assists, and three block shots.

    "Yun na lang ang inisip ko talaga, makatulong man lang sa depensa. Makabawin man lang sa depensa."

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