On-fire Alas proves he could be an outside threat

Paul Lintag on Feb 18, 2018 08:22 PM
On-fire Alas proves he could be an outside threat
Spiked by five triples, Alas finished with 25 points, 16 in the fourth quarter. He also had eight rebounds and five assists for good measure.

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao was practically begging for Kevin Alas to shoot from the outside.

So Kevin did do just that and he ended up with a new PBA career high.

Alas led the Road Warriors' charge Sunday at the Philippine Arena here and NLEX completed a come-from-behind win over Blackwater to secure a place in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.

Spiked by five triples, Alas finished with 25 points, 16 in the fourth quarter. He also had eight rebounds and five assists for good measure.

"Good thing Kevin Alas saved the day for us. I've been getting on Kevin's outside shooting the last few games, I've been asking him to take outside shots," Guiao said.

"I did not expect that it would pay dividends this early. But I've been telling him that he's just underusing his outside game. Today he showed us that he is an outside threat," he added.

For Alas, it was about time for him to repay the trust his coach has been giving him.

It also proves that coach Yeng's tough love actually works.

"I played okay nung last game pero I ended up, napag-sabihan ako ni coach Yeng nung game na yun. I just wanted na suklian yung binibigay na trust ni coach Yeng," he said.

"Matagal na. Pero sabi niya sa post-game namin kanina ‘kung di ko na naman papagalitan at mamumura to si Kevin di na magkaka-shooting to’ parang ganun so yun lang kailangan lang talaga suklian yung trust na binibigay sa akin ni coach Yeng," Alas added.

 


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