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    Winning first game at expense of Mbenga-led side icing on Sims' cake

    Apr 8, 2013
    Henry Sims led the Petron Boosters with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Barako Bull and the debuting DJ Mbenga on Sunday night. Jerome Ascano

    AFTER being torched for 57 points by Eric Dawson the last time, Henry Sims is happy to finally win a game for Petron on Sunday.

    And for it to come at the expense of a Barako Bull team led by a highly-touted former NBA player is the icing on Sims' cake.

    “It feels good going up against an NBA vet,” said the 23-year-old Sims shortly after the Boosters’ 88-77 win over the Energy Cola. “It’s a lot of fun.”

    Sims led the Boosters with 23 points and 13 rebounds as he got the better of his match-up against former Los Angeles Laker DJ Mbenga.

    “I just expected him to play hard and to come at me,” he said.

    The victory came barely two days after Sims was outplayed by Dawson in a 102-92 win by Meralco over Petron. The 57-point output by the Bolts’ import was the highest in the league over the last nine years.

    Sims had 23 points and 16 rebounds in his match-up against Dawson.

    Although Mbenga only had 14 points in his league debut, Sims said their one-on-one battle is not a personal thing.

    “What happens on the court is just on the court, it's just a game,” he said.

    Sims was obviously much more comfortable now playing for the Boosters compared in his first game when he had to taok to the court less than 48 hours after arriving in Manila.

    “I felt good to come out here (tonight) and I felt a lot better than my first game,” said the Petron import.

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    Henry Sims led the Petron Boosters with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Barako Bull and the debuting DJ Mbenga on Sunday night. Jerome Ascano
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