No more foul trouble as Rhodes finally adjusted to PBA officiating

first_imgPnoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCharles Rhodes finally feels that he has a better grasp of the Philippine style of play now.For a change, the 31-year-old import didn’t find himself in foul trouble when San Miguel played GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT “So for us, today was the day we got in our playoff mode. We just got to build off of that tomorrow in practice and keep that mentality.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The former Mississipi State standout found himself playing through five fouls in three of San Miguel’s last games.But slowly, Rhodes seemed to have adjusted well with his surroundings, keeping his foul total in check as the Beermen racked three straight wins to end the eliminations.“This is my first year playing in the Philippines and it was a process getting used to the referees, but I got it now,” he said.With his head locked in, Rhodes is preparing for bigger wars in the playoffs, where he is expected to help San Miguel accomplish its lofty goals.“This is what I came here for, to compete for a championship,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who we play. Come playoff time, everybody has got to be ready. You can be the last placed team in the bottom of the playoffs, but you can come out playing like the number one team. Everybody just got to have that mentality.”ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seed Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “Finally. It took me like 10 games to get used to it. Now I’m used and I understand it,” he said.READ: Rhodes lifts San Miguel to top 2 seedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThat helped him get his groove faster as he fired nine points in the first quarter to help the Beermen jump to an early 32-21 lead before imposing his might in the fourth period, scoring 19 of his game-high 34 points to help his side grab the top two seed with the 112-101 victory.Rhodes said that it wasn’t easy adjusting to the game in terms of officiating, saying, “It was a process.” View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprillast_img read more