There was no heroics whatsoever from Jonathan Grey this time around.
After becoming the savior of the GlobalPort Batang Pier in their 2018 Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal opener versus Rain or Shine Elasto Painters last Tuesday, Grey had been nearly a non-factor in their do-or-die match Thursday.
From racking up 21 points that included the game-winning trey last Tuesday, the 26-year-old had only been held to just 10 points on a sour 4-of-13 shooting from the field. It was a rough night for him as GlobalPort lost, 97-103.
“Binigay naman namin yung best namin. Kaso medyo maalat din mga tira ko eh,” lamented the sophomore after the loss.
However, the sophomore guard-forward said that he doesn’t mind his own production at all. All that he had been concerned about on Thursday had been how he and the Batang Pier will deliver so as to avoid elimination.
“‘Di ko masyado inaano yung score eh. Siyempre iniisip ko sana manalo kami, yun yung mas mahalaga,” the 7th overall pick in the 2016 regular draft said.
The defeat had truly stung the Batang Pier so hard. Aside from failing to upend the number one team in this mid-season conference, it had also dashed their hopes of getting back into the semifinals since the 2016 Philippine Cup.
But Grey is taking the loss in stride.
“Siguro ‘di talaga para sa’min,” said the cager out of the College of Saint Benilde Blazers program.
“Siguro lesson to para makapa-gprepare pa kami. Siguro next conference, medyo mas mataas pa yung mararating namin — sana.”