While facing the media and giving this wonderful PBA news, Reyes praised the efforts of Troy Rosario, Poy Erram, and even Dave Marcelo on defending the paint in the Game 1 triumph with Williams out because of the association’s health and safety protocols.
Rosario, Erram, and Marcelo have additionally been buckling down in protecting San Miguel’s top big man and six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, who notched 13 points and 11 boards back in TNT’s 89-88 win.
According to Coach Chot:
“The first thing we said is there’s no one person who can fill the shoes of Kelly Williams. That’s such big shots. But every guy does a little bit extra. Like Roger (Pogoy) did a little bit extra in rebounding and defensive side, and the bulk falls on Poy Erram, Dave Marcelo, and Troy.”
He also added that:
“It was a hell of an effort, superhuman effort by our bigs without our starting big man to just stay with June Mar. No one can stop June Mar. Our best is to just stay, to contain, and do our best, and then we will see what happens,”
Erram wrapped up with 15 points and five boards in Game 1, as Rosario added 14 points. However, Marcelo fouled out in the game furnished a flash on defense with three deflections while being an additional body to Fajardo.
Reyes said guarding Fajardo will consistently be a troublesome test the remainder of the series, whether or not Williams is out or not. For one’s purposes, Fajardo is surrounded by incredible talents who could score whenever.
Reyes said the best thing to do is to remain before Fajardo and expectation that the defense can hold us the San Miguel big man just as other players of the Beermen. This series is getting more exciting making the PBA odds more serious.