January 18

Johnson looking forward to playing vs PBA’s ‘Lakers’ in Ginebra

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReggie Johnson passed his first test in the PBA with flying colors after carrying Rain or Shine to a 109-103 overtime victory over Alaska.Johnson, though, needs to double his effort and prepare their next game against “the Lakers” of the league on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “The first time I got here, they told me Ginebra is like one of the fan favorites like the Lakers,” he said. “I know there’s going to be a lot of fans in the game and that’s what I’m about.”If his first game is any indication, the burly reinforcement looks ready for whatever the opposition is going to throw at him.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 crownJohnson bullied his way to 32 points on an efficient 11-of-18 shooting clip, on top of 22 rebounds and four assists on Friday.However, the 28-year-old expects to be able to give more in the coming games as he works shed more weight from his current scale at 290 pounds. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “That’s always the goal. As the season goes, you continue to lose weight and continue getting the benefits of it,” he said. “I’m working. It’s a work in progress.”What Johnson could promise, though, is he will perform better come Sunday in front of what is expected to be another packed crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m used to playing in front of big crowds and I’m excited. Hopefully, we give the fans a good game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Valdez hopes for steady improvement in PH volleyballlast_img read more