Arizona Reid notched the PBA’s first triple-double in the 40th season, erupting for 39 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 115-83 blowout win by San Miguel against Blackwater Tuesday.
Unmatched all game long, Reid drew massive attention from the Elite defense and created at least half of the Beermen’s total output. The prolific import credited his team for “making the job easier.”
“We have a very strong team. Anybody can score, and it makes my job easier when anybody can score. I don’t have to do a lot of one-on-ones to score,” Reid said. “I am blessed to be in this situation, and I am happy to be here. Everybody is focused and I am happy with the players, coaching staff, even the ball boys.”
Even after an 8-game winning streak for the red-hot San Miguel crew, Reid is still focused on taking it one game at a time, and more importantly taking his team to the best possible scenario.
“Winning is the most important thing. You don’t play for stats. I set my eyes on one thing and that is making it as far as I can,” he said.
“We are just playing hard. I don’t look at it as an 8-game winning streak. I just want to win a game whatever that game is today.”
The reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import and likely frontrunner for the plum again, Reid added the Beermen are hungry after a dissapointing second conference, and the team won’t stop elevating its game.
“It doesn’t change my approach. You know what San Miguel can do. No excuses and you have seen them play. They had a bad second conference but had a break. They are playing well and playing hungry. Happy to be in the quarters so far. But we have to improve on everything.”
“We can never be satisfied.”