In Barangay Ginebra's scheme of things, Rudy Hatfield is probably something like the eighth offensive option, behind Mark Caguioa, Jackson Vroman, Jay-Jay Helterbrand, Mike Cortez, Dylan Ababou, Kerby Raymundo, and assistant coach Allan Caidic.
But against the defending champion Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, in front of another huge Sunday crowd, the H-Bomb showed off his scoring prowess, detonating for a career-high 30 points to lift the Kings to a pulsating 94-91 overtime win that boosted Ginebra's quarterfinal bid in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
"I'm gonna take a nap," Hatfield said after his epic performance, where he also grabbed 14 rebounds.
He certainly deserves one. On a night when Vroman was atrocious from the free throw line and Caguioa barely reached double digits in scoring, Hatfield heroically kept the Kings in the game, scattering 11 points in the fourth period to rally his team from an eight-point deficit and infusing his trademark energy on defense and rebounding as theRead More »from Ginebra drops H-Bomb on Talk ‘N Text