MANILA, Philippines – When Mikey Williams leads, TNT follows.
Williams towed the Tropang Giga to two crucial wins as TNT clinched the last remaining twice-to-beat bonus in PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs on his way to being name the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.
The rookie guard averaged 22 points, 6.5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals in victories over Terrafirma and NorthPort as the Tropang Giga ended the elimination round with a 7-4 record and nailed the No. 3 seed.
It was a unanimous vote for the men and women who regularly cover the PBA beat, with Williams claiming the honors for the period of March 9 to 13, the last week of the elimination round.
Williams delivered 16 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals against the Dyip before he took on a more prominent offensive role against the Batang Pier, dropping 28 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Their playoff fate on the line, with a loss to NorthPort resulting in TNT dropping to No. 5, Williams took over in overtime with a couple of clutch threes and key baskets as they hacked out a 106-101 win.
Riding on a five-game winning streak, Williams and the Tropang Giga seek an immediate entry to the final four when they meet reigning Governors’ Cup champion Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday, March 16. – Rappler.com