MANILA, Philippines—The PBA’s Manila Clasico rivalry has a brand new hero in Tyler Bey.
In his first style of considered one of Philippine basketball’s largest rivalries, Bey balled out to be included within the corridor of Magnolia’s Clasico imports like Romeo Travis, Denzel Bowles and Marqus Blakely.
After being down by as a lot as 26, the Hotshots have been towed by Bey within the clutch for a 93-91 win over Barangay Ginebra within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.
“It was enjoyable. The group was enjoyable. We needed to deal with adversity, we have been down 25 however all I may actually say is, it was enjoyable. We got here again, did our job and we obtained examined,” mentioned the 6-foot-7 Bey.
“We labored arduous, we’ve been for a pair months now. I labored on these photographs in apply, it was simply taking accountability within the second half. It was enjoyable, that’s all I may say.”
Bey starred within the assertion win 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 lauded Bey.
“Even in apply, he’s aggressive. Earlier within the first half, that wasn’t him. He relaxed. His recreation appeared in that third quarter. If he desires to play, he’s arduous to defend. He has the size, plenty of expertise,” mentioned the pesky guard who additionally had 5 boards and three assists.
Bey additionally drew reward from Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson.
Scottie Thompson, who flirted with a triple-double of 12 factors, 9 dimes and eight boards, recommended Bey after the Hotshots remained undefeated after 4 outings.
“He’s very persevered. We couldn’t match his perseverance within the second half and I feel he’s actually a winner. He’s additionally why they actually obtained again within the recreation,” mentioned Thompson.