MANILA, Philippines – The PBA’s Manila Clasico rivalry has a brand new hero in Tyler Bey.
In his first foray into one of many largest rivalries in Philippine basketball, Bey tried his finest to be included within the corridor of Magnolia’s Clasico imports like Romeo Travis, Denzel Bowles and Marqus Blakely.
After trailing by as many as 26, the Hotshots had been dragged into the clutch by Bey for a 93-91 victory over Barangay Ginebra within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.
“It was enjoyable. The gang was enjoyable. We needed to cope with adversity, we had been 25 down, however all I may actually say is: it was enjoyable. We got here again, did our job and had been examined,” mentioned the 1 .80 meter lengthy Bey.
“We have now been working arduous for just a few months now. I labored on these pictures in apply, it was simply taking duty within the second half. It was enjoyable, that is all I may say.”
Bey starred within the assertion victory with a double-double of 31 factors, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and two blocks.
Fellow Hotshot Jio Jalalon, who performed a supporting function within the comeback with 15 factors, additionally praised Bey.
“Even in apply he’s aggressive. Earlier within the first half he wasn’t. He relaxed. His play confirmed up in that third quarter. When he needs to play, he’s troublesome to defend. He has the size, a whole lot of abilities,” mentioned the pesky guard who additionally had 5 boards and three assists.
Bey additionally obtained reward from Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson.
Scottie Thompson, who flirted with a triple-double of 12 factors, 9 dimes and eight boards, praised Bey after the Hotshots remained undefeated in 4 outings.
“He’s very persistent. We could not match his willpower within the second half and I feel he is an actual winner. He is additionally the rationale they actually acquired again into the sport,” Thompson mentioned.