PBA: Teng plays “import” role for Alaska

Paul Lintag on May 30, 2019 02:24 PM
PBA: Teng plays “import” role for Alaska
Teng, the no. 5 pick from the 2017 Draft, went for 20 points, four assists, and a career-high 15 rebounds in Alaska’s bounce-back win over the Road Warriors.

With import Chris Daniels struggling to shoot Wednesday, second-year guard Jeron Teng played the role of “import” for Alaska in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup against NLEX.

Teng, the no. 5 pick from the 2017 Draft, went for 20 points, four assists, and a career-high 15 rebounds in Alaska’s bounce-back win over the Road Warriors.

Now, the Aces are back at an even 2-2 after arresting a two-game slide.

“I just knew we had to step up kasi we struggled for the last two games,” Teng said.

“I really wanted to show more effort in tonight’s game. It’s not about scoring, I really focused on rebounding, helping my team. Sinipagan ko talaga,” he added.

Alaska definitely lacks some height in its team and its import is not exactly the most imposing.

Everything the Aces do inside will be done by committee pretty much and Jeron did his part with a huge 20-point, 15-rebound effort.

“Syempre we’re aware that as a team, we lack height,” Teng said.

“And us guards naman, I think we know we’re capable of really helping out the bigs in terms of rebounding so that’s what I did. As a team, it’s about our collective effort talaga,” he added.

 

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