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Unbeaten Blackwater braces for ultimate test against champ Ginebra

Unbeaten Blackwater braces for ultimate test against champ Ginebra

HENRY Walker was quick to play down the hot start of Blackwater, saying the Elite must remain hungry to go places in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

Walker had 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Elite came away with a 113-111 win over NorthPort to go 3-0 to start the Governors’ Cup.

But Walker refuses to get carried away especially with Blackwater about to face two-time reigning champion Barangay Ginebra on Friday.

“The 3-0 means nothing,” said Walker. “We’ve got a monster on Friday. They are the measuring stick of the PBA so we will see where we are at on Friday.”

The 30-year-old Walker said it has been the positivity within the team that has propelled Blackwater to its best start in franchise history.

“Just belief. When you have a goal and you attack it, it’s positive energy. You get that belief that it doesn’t matter what happens, we’ve got 48 minutes to figure it out and then we believe that we can do it,” Walker said.

Walker scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, but he got plenty of support from Poy Erram, Mike DiGregorio, and Nard Pinto when the Elite put the game away.

He expects nothing less from his local teammates.

“I’m expecting that. Can’t do it by myself. No man can, right? They have to understand that they have to come out, make plays, and I’m counting on them just as much as they are counting on me.

“I think that them knowing that, they have the confidence out there and be able to make mistakes and try to expand their games. It is paying dividends right now,” said Walker.