PBA: CJ on career-high 39: “Swerte lang ako ngayong araw”

Paul Lintag on Jun 01, 2019 07:15 PM
PBA: CJ on career-high 39: “Swerte lang ako ngayong araw”
Perez was sensational in Columbian’s win over NLEX in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, shooting 16 out of 21 from the field for a career-high 39 points.

CJ Perez re-affirmed his status as the PBA’s no. 1 rookie for this year Saturday at the MOA Arena.

Perez was sensational in Columbian’s win over NLEX in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, shooting 16 out of 21 from the field for a career-high 39 points.

For good measure, he also had nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. CJ also didn’t have a turnover until very late in the game when the Dyip all but secured the dominant victory.

“39 points? Siguro swerte lang ako ngayong araw,” Perez said.

“Thank God kasi nakuha namin yung panalo namin, naka-isa kami,” he added.

One more point and Perez would have been the first rookie to score 40 since Phoenix’s Matthew Wright.

Perez had no idea how close he was but he has no regrets. He’s already thankful that he got to 39 with the win.

The win was the more important thing anyway.

“Actually wala naman sa isip ko yun eh [40 points], sinabihan lang din naman ako ng mga teammates ko,” he said.

“Pero yun nga, it’s a blessing and I’m so honored na umabot ako dun. Maraming salamat sa mga coaches,” Perez added.

 

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