PBA: For Alaska’s Jeron Teng, 1 win more important than 28 points


Posted at Dec 30 2017 11:53 PM

Too bad Jeron Teng's 28-point night didn't result in a win for Alaska. PBA Media Bureau

Alaska rookie Jeron Teng saw his 28-point performance go for naught when the Aces lost to TNT, 106-98, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday.

"No matter how good your game is, if you don't get the win it's nothing," lamented the fifth overall pick in the 2017 rookie draft in in a story posted on the league's official website. 

But the former De La Salle University star, who also registered 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the TNT loss, acknowledged Alaska played better Friday compared to its previous defeat to Magnolia.

"I think we showed some good stuff in this game, and from there, we'll work our way for next year," he said.

Teng said he is still in the acclimating stage.

"I am still getting used to sa system ng Alaska kasi may mga instances na medyo nawawala ako sa play namin, sa defense namin," he said. "Siguro familiarity lang rin with the players."

He is also thankful for coach Alex Compton's trust.

"Super grateful ako na nabibigyan ako ng chance to play like this. Pero alam ko iyong binibigay sa aking playing time, I really have to show up. I really have to contribute and help the team win," Teng said.

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