Austin Toros forward Michael Joiner is a four-year D-League veteran and in his second season with the Toros. He has agreed to write an “On the Road” series for Toros Nation and this is his third post, a recap of the Toros’ recent win over the rival RGV Vipers.
By Michael Joiner
Good win? Let’s call it amazing! Why? Cause it was our first road win against the Rio Grande Vipers. Second, this is our rivals so you know we owed them one. Lastly, for guys that were returnees such as Squeaky, both coaches, Taylor and Alex, and myself this is always a fame that we want. For those that don’t know why, just know that we have history! Oh, I almost forgot this was Moses first trip back since losing against them in the championship game last season.
Ok! Enough about them. More about us…we played a good game, not necessarily a complete game but we played better than our opponent last night. Big E aka Eric has given us a huge presence in the paint with his shot blocking and defense. “The Other Guys” is what the guys off the bench call ourselves and they came in a gave a solid blow to our opponent. Beale, Lyons, and Coleman just too quickly name a few made big buckets and played solid defense while giving our starters a breather.
James Anderson set the tone for us along with Squeaky, Cousin, Palmer and Thomas. I have to say it was a collective effort. Now I know, some of you may be asking “What about you Joiner?” Well, I played my part as well. I was a player coach if you want to look at it from my perspective. I understand this league is about growth and opportunity. Also, with having a Spurs player down, our line up and playing time will all be affected. So that’s my contribution. We seem to be turning things in the right direction. Now let’s have “winning” be our reflection especially since we are Toros! (Black & Silver….You know what it is!)
P.U.S.H. Mode…Success is what I am after.
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