MANILA, Philippines—Ryan Reyes has been TNT’s previous dependable however it’s on the defensive aspect of issues when he’s normally referred to as upon.
The 6-foot-2 wing is the Tropang Giga’s resident import stopper however he did greater than defending of their 119-92 victory over Barangay Ginebra within the 2021-22 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Reyes, 38, shot lights out hitting a career-high 8-of-9 from deep for twenty-four factors while guarding the Gin Kings’ Justin Brownlee.
“His taking pictures and offense is actually a bonus,” mentioned TNT head coach Chot Reyes, no relation, Friday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
“Ryan is in our crew due to his protection and that’s his essential contribution. Final recreation in opposition to San Miguel he guarded Orlando Johnson, now he guarded Justin Brownlee.”
Reyes’ sizzling taking pictures made him the oldest participant in PBA historical past to make eight three-pointers and his 24 factors equal his greatest offensive output with TNT, a membership he’s been with for the previous 12 years.
The 15-year veteran additionally had his highest scoring output over the past six seasons.
“Any manufacturing we get from him is a big bonus,” mentioned Chot.
As for his defensive accomplishments in opposition to Ginebra, Reyes managed to a minimum of decelerate Brownlee to 25 factors on 2-of-6 taking pictures from past the arc.
Brownlee, who’s the principle focus of Gin Kings’ offense, averages 27 factors a recreation this convention.
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