MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas deputy Tim Cone provided one other approach of taking a look at Scottie Thompson’s efficiency within the Philippines’ slim 91-90 loss to visiting Jordan within the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers on Monday evening.
The seasoned tactician, who additionally handles the reigning Most Helpful Participant at Ginebra, urged that persons are fixating on Thompson’s muffed freebies that price Gilas the sport.
“Scottie missed two free throws? I didn’t discover,” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
“I did discover the D he performed on [Freddie] Ibrahim within the second half, the various assists to (Justin Brownlee), the power, the rebounds. What a blessing to have him on Gilas,” he went on.
Scottie missed two free throws? I didn’t discover. I did discover the D he performed on Ibrahim within the 2nd half, the various assists to JB, the hustle, the power, the rebound. What a blessing to have him on Gilas! #NSD
— Tim Cone (@manilacone) February 28, 2023
Thompson really completed with 9 factors within the match. He additionally plucked seven rebounds and dished out seven assists that went with a steal.
The reigning PBA Most Helpful Participant was +12 within the loss and was even essentially the most environment friendly cog within the Gilas comeback machine that sputtered in direction of the tip.
Thompson was teary-eyed when he spoke to reporters shortly after the match, saying that the missed charities have been the most important blunders of his profession.
Nationwide coach was additionally swift in defending Thompson—who regardless of his all-around play was nonetheless chastised on social media following the defeat.
“I instructed Scottie to not get too down on himself. He wouldn’t have gotten the free throws if he didn’t rebound [the ball] anyway,” he stated within the post-game presser.
“You realize, these issues occur, and Scottie goes to be a significantly better participant from that,” he added. “It was his efforts that he bought the offensive rebound, and sadly he missed. When it issues, I don’t assume Scottie will miss once more.”
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