Greg Slaughter visibly struggled on offense in the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s 110-107 overtime win over San Miguel, Sunday.
Though he finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds, and two blocks, Slaughter converted just four of the 18 shots he took. Most of his misses, surprisingly, came from point-blank range.
However, it looks like there is a reason behind the woeful shooting night of the 7-foot slotman. And it’s a bit bad.
“I might have felt… I might have strained my calf a little bit out there,” revealed Slaughter moments after the win, which returned Ginebra to the win column of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“Kinda tangled up on me, some time like the third or fourth [quarter]. I’m gonna go get it checked tomorrow morning (Monday).”
For the 31-year-old, it might have been because he played longer minutes versus SMB. Slaughter played for 39 minutes, which was 15 more than his usual playing time prior to Sunday.
Still, Slaughter has no complaints. For him, he simply wants to improve and acclimatize to playing longer.
“It was a long game. I think it’s the first time I played that many minutes this conference. So, just as this conference goes on, just gotta keep getting better rhythm, get used to it,” he said.
“Like coach Tim [Cone] always says, these elimination games are just dress rehearsals for the playoffs.”
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