MANILA, Philippines - Coming into the Philippine Basketball Association mid-conference and playing for the league's most popular team brings high expectations, but South Korean import Jiwan Kim handled them well in his PBA debut.
Despite having just one day to practice after replacing Mongolia's Sanchir Tungalag, Kim played a solid team game in Ginebra's 111-108 overtime win over Globalport at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, June 3.
The 6-foot-2 guard played 34 minutes and scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and had 3 assists. He struggled from the field however, shooting just 4-13 from the field (including 1-7 from 3-point range).
Ginebra improved its Governors' Cup record to 3-4 and will have a chance to break even when they meet Manila Clasico rivals Star Hotshots (2-4) on Sunday, June 7 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. - Rappler.com