PBA: Pascual on surprise double-double: “May ibubuga kami”

Paul Lintag on Feb 06, 2019 07:50 PM
PBA: Pascual on surprise double-double: “May ibubuga kami”
Against the Dyip, Pascual went for 13 points and 13 rebounds, holding the fort as guys like Vic Manuel could only watch helplessly on the bench,

Carl Bryan Cruz was not the only role player to step up for Alaska Wednesday, Jake Pascual also had himself a nice game in the win against Columbian.

With the Aces decimated with injuries, Pascual found himself playing a little extra and made the most of his minutes.

Against the Dyip, Pascual went for 13 points and 13 rebounds, holding the fort as guys like Vic Manuel could only watch helplessly on the bench,

“Step up lang naman sa team yun eh kasi we're down to four bigs na lang kami,” Pascual said.

“Tulungan lang kami. Laging sinasabi ni coach na kung sino nasa tabi niyo sa bench, yun ang ang titingnan niyo, yun lang ang makakatulong sa inyo,” he added.

With injuries piled up at Alaska and no sure timetable for a return of the team’s key guys, the burden to keep the Aces afloat has been passed to players like Pascual.

He, together with the rest of the healthy Aces, will continue to hold things down until Alaska is back to full force.

“Wala eh, wala ka ng aasahan kung hindi sarili mo rin eh tsaka yung teammate mo,” Pascual said.

“We take it as a challenge sa amin na big men. Although coming off the bench pa rin kami, usually hindi pa nagagamit kung minsan, kasi part of the rotation. Kaya ngayon, patunayan namin na may ibubuga kami, at may matutulong talaga kami sa team,” he added.

 

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