PBA: Wells downplays his terrific Govs’ Cup debut

Paul Lintag on Sep 25, 2019 10:16 PM
PBA: Wells downplays his terrific Govs’ Cup debut
Despite his terrific outing however, Wells downplayed his own game and made sure to credit his teammates for a nice team win. (PBA)

Whether it’s in Macau or in Manila, Dez Wells will get buckets.

Wells announced his PBA entry in a big way Wednesday, going off for 42 points on top of eight rebounds and seven assists as San Miguel started its Grand Slam bid with a 130-119 win over Phoenix in the 2019 Governors’ Cup.

Despite his terrific outing however, Wells downplayed his own game and made sure to credit his teammates for a nice team win.

“Yeah we had a good game, I’m just happy that we came out to win,” Wells said.

“Chris Ross did a good job in giving me the ball, my teammates really did a good job. Alex did a really good job, Terrence off the bench, June Mar played well, Arwind stepped up with some really timely threes, so it’s a team effort and every time I step on the court with those guys, I feel blessed to play with them,” he added.

As the Beermen try to win a second Grand Slam in franchise history, Wells maintains his stance that he’s not too worried about the pressure that comes with chasing history.

[Related: PBA: No pressure as Wells gears up for Grand Slam bid with SMB]

Wells just wants to come in day in and day out, do his best, and then live with the end results.

“I mean, this is a game. When it comes down to it, win or lose, you have to play as hard as you can, we don’t have much say on who wins, so some games there are really teams who can catch fire and beat us,” he said.

“But we have to compete, we have to give our all in every possession. I’m not focused on anything but day by day stuff – working hard, getting better, practicing hard, doing whatever my coach needs me to do,” Wells added.

 

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