Brgy. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone admitted that he was pleased with the recent play of the team’s do-it-all guard Scottie Thompson in their last 2 games against Magnolia and Rain or Shine.
The 26-year old native of Davao del Sur jacked up his numbers after posting dismal averages of 3.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the Gin Kings’s first four matches in the 2019 PBA Governor’s Cup.
Thompson first scattered 14 points and hauled down 7 boards in Brgy. Ginebra’s 105-83 dismantling of its Manila Clasico rival, Sunday at the Big Dome and then followed it up almost a week later with an 11-point performance, including the dagger three, as the 2017 Governors’ Cup titlists made it three-in-a-row with a 98-89 thumping of the Elasto Painters in the same venue.
“He has played well in the last two games. Kinda the Scottie we expect to see,” said Cone.
Thompson made some key plays down the stretch which broke the backs of the Caloy Garcia-mentored squad and paved the way for another Brgy. Ginebra victory, the team’s third straight after dropping back-to-back following a win in their conference opener.
“Scottie had a couple of really nice plays down the stretch. Pass to Justin came out of nowhere. I don’t know how he even saw Justin open for that alley-oop. And then hitting that big three after that,” said Cone.
“Big moments for Scottie today and also the last game,” added the 21-time PBA champion coach.