“We’re a long way from complete. Guys are still getting used to me and I’m still getting used to guys,” he said. “There are still issues in communications and lapses on defense. Practice is very important for us, and I know we’ve got a good chance to be really special.”“Some of you guys probably got your favorites, but we’re not gonna lay down. We’re gonna try to play for the championship also.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Ginebra had no answer for the heft of Johnson inside as Rain or Shine bullied its way to a 108-89 victory on Sunday.Compared to the Elasto Painters’ first outing, the burly reinforcement wasn’t asked to do too much as the locals like Raymond Almazan, Ed Daquioag, and James Yap all had stupendous performances in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“You know in the locker room just now, they thank me for drawing out the defense. Those guys was really helped me out today and didn’t let me go one-on-one.Those guys stepped up today, knocked down big shots, and made our free throws. Kudos to our team today for the total team effort,” said Johnson, who finished the game with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks.Despite the 2-0 start for Rain or Shine, the 28-year-old import believes that the team is still far from its peak form as it braces for bigger wars ahead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReggie Johnson would be the first to admit that he likes playing the role of the villain, especially against what he regarded as “the Lakers of the PBA.”“Of course, I like it. The fans, they were against us today. I think maybe it was 90-10 today in terms of fans and I’m glad we got the win,” he said. “Once the fans were in the gym, you wanna perform well, you wanna do well. And I think we did a great job today.”ADVERTISEMENT Panlilio expects better 3×3 outing for PH bets Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’
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