Reavis not surprised with vintage performance against Ginebra

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—Rafi Reavis put up a performance reminiscent of his days with San Juan in the MBA, leading Star to a critical Game 5 win against Ginebra at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.

The six-foot-eight center tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks in 31:38 of play.

For the second overall pick of the 2002 PBA Draft, however, it was just a matter of timing.

"I was just at the right place at the right time. I'm not surprised at all," Reavis told a couple of sportswriters after the game.

He later downplayed the explosion, saying, "I don't really care about the stats. The only thing I care about is the W. However that comes, I go with it. A lot of things I do as a player don't show up on the stat sheet, and I'm fine with that because that's my role."

For the 11-time champion in the pros, who has won his last six with the Hotshots including the 2014 Grand Slam, what he does right now is the same thing he did during his previous stints with the Knights, the Coca-Cola Tigers, and even with the Barangay.

"I always try to be a leader on this team and do what's needed. My role doesn't change," said the 17-year veteran.

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