PBA: Teng returns from injury to power Alaska’s uprising

Paul Lintag on Oct 13, 2019 07:27 PM
PBA: Teng returns from injury to power Alaska’s uprising
As Teng made his return, the Aces also found their winning ways, breaking through for a 78-71 victory over Rain or Shine. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

As Alaska struggled for five straight losses to start the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, Jeron Teng was helpless from the Aces’ bench.

Jeron was sidelined with a hamstring injury he sustained during the conference break and only saw action for Alaska Sunday at the Big Dome.

But as Teng made his return, the Aces also found their winning ways, breaking through for a 78-71 victory over Rain or Shine.

Teng was Alaska’s top local, scoring a total of 18 points, eight during a strong opening period and another eight in the fourth to close things out.

“Syempre it was a struggle for me to see my teammates losing games and I couldn’t do anything kasi I was sidelined due to injury,” Teng said.

“I just really wanted to help them in today’s game,” he added.

Starting the conference with a 0-5 record, Teng and the rest of the Aces wanted a win badly on Sunday.

After getting said win, Alaska now hopes to sustain its new-found momentum going forward.

“I think lahat naman kami we really wanted this win badly. Practice pa lang, we’re pushing each other na. I think credit goes to all my teammates and to the coaches also for putting up a good gameplan,” Teng said.

“Hopefully we build from this one game and we carry on to the next game,” he added.

 

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