TNT’s Roger Pogoy downplays clutch offensive showing
MANILA, Philippines—Roger Pogoy may not say it but he’s a true blue scorer and when TNT needed his offensive exploits, he was more than happy to oblige.
The KaTropa and Magnolia were locked in a tight overtime period when Pogoy decided to work his magic.
The score was tied at 74 with 3:04 left in the game when Pogoy made a booming 3-pointer off Jayson Castro’s assist with 2:38 remaining in the game to give the KaTropa a 77-74 lead.
He then, made another clutch basket, this time a turnaround jumper in the post against Jio Jalalon that put TNT up, 79-74, with 29.9 seconds remaining.
“We really have to win and that’s probably why we played that way,” said Pogoy in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “The win, however, wasn’t just because of my dagger since all of us helped each other especially with that good pass from kuya Jayson in overtime.”
Pogoy added that he wasn’t used to being a scorer and he regarded himself as more of a defender rather than an offensive player.
But his numbers prove otherwise.
“Actually, I’m not comfortable being a scorer and I see myself as more of a defensive player,” said Pogoy, who had 26 points and five rebounds. “I’m not consistent in my offense but I work hard to be a good defender and rebounder.”
Pogoy has emerged as TNT’s leading scorer and rebounder averaging 19.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game through six games this conference where the KaTropa went 3-3.
Well his rebounding numbers is a defensive aspect of the game, but those nearly 20 points a game just shatters his claim that he’s not a scorer.
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