Ricci Rivero Phoenix PBA

Phoenix rookie Ricci Rivero.–PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Ricci Rivero faked left, drove proper, and made a tricky three-point play halfway via the fourth quarter in his PBA debut on Friday.

The Phoenix rookie then stared instantly on the digicam in celebration beneath the basket after practically hitting it when he got here down.

“For me, that was simply me bouncing again as a result of I felt I wasn’t doing an excellent job within the center a part of the sport so it’s not likely a giant deal, me trying on the digicam,” stated Rivero after serving to the Gas Masters rally previous the NLEX Street Warriors, 113-101, within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

“I really feel like I simply received caught up with my feelings and people issues actually occur for the gamers not simply within the PBA but in addition within the UAAP, NCAA and even within the NBA. I used to be simply overwhelmed as a result of we had been bouncing again at the moment.”

Rivero entered the sport on the eight-minute mark of the opening interval and instantly made his presence felt with seven factors in simply 4 minutes.

However he went scoreless within the second and third quarters whereas additionally committing some turnovers.

The 25-year-old guard, nonetheless, received his rhythm again within the ultimate body the place he scored eight factors capped by the three-point play as a part of a 20-2 ending kick by Phoenix.

“I gained lots of confidence at the moment and I bounced again together with the group so I’m simply grateful. It was actually a giant enhance for me and the group as a result of we actually wanted these two factors and I additionally sank the bonus free throw.”

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