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Forbes bares anxiousness came his way in PBA debut

Adrian Forbes bucked anxiousness to put up impressive numbers for NLEX. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO--Adrian Forbes admitted that he had some sort of nervousness when he stepped onto the Ynares Center on Saturday night in his first game in the PBA.

"I'm always anxious whenever I'm new to an environment that I'm going to," Forbes revealed.

Stats-wise, it seemed like he was fine, scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting with 17 rebounds, one assist, and five blocks.

However, that impressive statline was just flushed out by the fact that NLEX fell to Columbian, 123-103.

[Related Story: Columbian shocks debuting NLEX with 20-point blowout]

"I'm happy I got the opportunity to get into the system, but I'm not too happy about the result," Forbes further said.

However, he remains bullish about the Road Warriors' campaign in the Commissioner's Cup.

"We have 11 games. This gives us a measuring stick on where we are and what we need to work on, so it's back to the drawing board and practice," Forbes continued.

Forbes was signed on by NLEX as a stand-in for Arnett Moultrie, but Forbes expressed his readiness if in case he ends up with them until the finish.

"At the end of the day, it's basketball. Once I get on the court, whether I'm the last or the first, it doesn't matter to me. I'll get going. I only know one way to go," he vowed.

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