Alex Mallari on missed triple-double: "Sayang"

Paul Lintag on Jan 27, 2017 07:55 PM
Alex Mallari on missed triple-double:
The 29-year-old forward scored a career-high 30 points for the Floodbuster in a 106-96 win over the Road Warriors. He narrowly missed out on his first career triple-double after he fell one assist short. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Alex Mallari almost had two career milestones Friday after his Mahindra Floodbuster beat NLEX in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup.

The 29-year-old forward scored a career-high 30 points for the Floodbuster in a 106-96 win over the Road Warriors. He narrowly missed out on his first career triple-double after he fell one assist short. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Despite not getting that pretty 30-10-10 stat line, the former PBA Grand Slam champion with Star is happy regardless especially since he got to cross out one item in his basketball bucket list during a great team victory.

"I didn't even know I was close until they told me with a minute left," Mallari said.

"Sayang, triple-double. We got the win, it's all that counts," he added.

Obviously having more freedom with Mahindra compared to his stint with the Hotshots, Mallari has been on a more aggressive pace in the All-Filipino.

However, even his new expanded role is not enough to sustain his gaudy stat line he says.

"30-10-9 a night? No. I'm not [Russell] Westbrook," Mallari said. "Just be aggressive and help our team in any way. Yun lang."

While he's taking his new career-high of 30 points for now, Mallari hopes to get that triple-double soon enough.

In fact, he plans on watching some game tape to see who among his Mahindra teammates failed to get his that elusive 10th dime.

"I've never even had 30. 23 is my career-high. Maybe one of these days," he said on him finally recording a triple-double.

"Sayang. I'm going to look at the tape to look who missed a layup," Mallari joked.

 

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