PBA: CBC making presence felt again for banged up Alaska
Paul Lintag on Feb 06, 2019 08:36 PM
“Ito na yung chance para mag-step up and ipakita mo yung best mo sa PBA,” Cruz said.
Alaska is just simply banged up, there’s no going around it.
Two games into their new season and the Aces are already missing several key guys.
That can’t be helped and so Alaska has turned to its number of role players to hold down the fort in the meantime and at least through Wednesday, the role players have done just that.
By smashing Columbian, the Aces are on the board in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup and currently sport and even 1-1 mark.
In the win against the Dyip, Alaska was led by Carl Bryan Cruz, who posted 20 points on top of nine rebounds.
It was an effective outing for the former Gilas Pilipinas mainstay.
“As a team, great bounce back para samin kasi talo kami nung first game, ngayon nabawasan pa kami lalo so kumbaga saming bigs, kailangan mag-ingat din kami,” Cruz said.
“Kailangan step up,” he added.
With guys like Vic Manuel out, someone will have to play those minutes for the Aces.
Cruz sees this as a prime opportunity to re-introduce himself to the PBA.
Wednesday’s performance was a nice first step towards that.
“Sa akin, ang mentality ko is big opportunity para sakin to, wala yung mga main guys namin,” he said.
“Ito na yung chance para mag-step up and ipakita mo yung best mo sa PBA,” Cruz added.
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