PBA: Wells extra happy as bench gets court time in SMB win
Paul Lintag on Sep 29, 2019 09:16 PM
“They put in the hardest work, you wanna see those guys have fun as well.” — Dez Wells on the San Miguel bench.
San Miguel Beer has a super import in its arsenal in Dez Wells as the team goes for a historic Grand Slam in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Wells is a dominant reinforcement and can pretty much score at will.
Still, while that’s the case, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Wells is also a huge team player and is reliant on the rest of his teammates just as the Beermen are reliant on him to get the job done.
Sunday against Alaska, Wells and the Beermen got the job done.
“We kinda made adjustments at halftime. Coach wanted us to focus on certain things I felt like we did a good job of doing that,” Wells said after the win over the Aces for a 2-0 start in the Governors’ Cup.
“Coach put us in a good position. Everybody stepped up, it’s a team effort. I’m glad we came up with a win, Alaska is a good team,” he added.
The Beermen had trouble putting the Aces away and only led by seven at the break despite the fact that Alaska played with no import.
Then Wells scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the third and the Beermen broke the game wide open.
Five other locals scored in double figures and as San Miguel pushed its lead to as high as 35 points, the team’s bench got some court time with guys like Paul Zamar, Ronald Tubid, Chico Lanete, and Louie Vigil all seeing action from the Beermen’s third group.
That’s something that puts a smile on Wells’ face.
“That brings me a lot of joy, seeing guys who aren’t playing as much to go out there and compete,” he said.
“They put in the hardest work, you wanna see those guys have fun as well,” he added.
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