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Chris Ross has some good words to say for Robert Bolick

by Niel Victor Masoy, July 22, 2019 7:31pm

NorthPort Batang Pier's rookie point guard Robert Bolick put up a scintillating PBA playoffs debut against the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

While NorthPort lost to San Miguel, 98-84, Bolick balled out as he tallied 20 points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals. 

San Miguel's Chris Ross certainly appreciated what the former San Beda University Red Lion did and had some good words to say for Bolick.

"He's tough. I love Bolick. I love his game. He's young man. This is his first playoff game. He's a rookie, he's tough man," said Ross, who had his fare share of defending Bolick in the contest.

"I'm happy that he got the Gilas call up this early in his career and I'm happy with the way he's playing," the two-time Defensive Player of the Year added.

Ross said he's out to contain the rookie once more in their Quarterfinals decider on Wednesday. But for him, as long as they will get the win, it doesn't matter if Bolick scores a lot on him.

"It's my job to kind of limit him. I got one more game to try to slow him down a little bit. Hopefully, we can come out on top," said Ross.

"If he scores 40 and we win that's fine. As long as we win, he can play as well as he wants."

Ross didn't get outplayed in his matchup with Bolick, though. The 34-year-old point guard also played solid as he put up 18 points, nine rebounds and two dimes.

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