Teng more focused on wins than individual numbers
Jeron Teng had produced gaudy numbers for Alaska in his first two career games in the PBA, but the rookie is more focused on the simpler figure—the numerical digit under the Aces’ win column.
Alaska has yet to win a game in the PBA Philippine Cup after losing 106-98 to TNT Friday at Cuneta Astrodome and Teng just wants to get his first W in the professional ranks.
“Of course no matter how good your game is, if you don’t get the win it’s nothing,” said Teng in Filipino after producing 28 points, a game-high, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
“We’re staying positive, I think we showed some good stuff in this game and from there we’ll work our way for next year. We just have to learn from our two games then we’re looking forward for a better year next year.”
Teng hit two three-pointers in the final minute of the game that cut the deficit to 104-98 but he was too late of a hero as his final shot went in with just 13 seconds left in the clock.
After his first two games in the PBA, Teng is averaging 22 points, six rebounds, and two steals while shooting 52 percent from the field.
Teng, however, said that he doesn’t want to step on anybody’s toes and he’s just taking the shots the defense gives him.
“I don’t really want to force the issue, I just let the play come to me,” said Teng. “I know anyone in Alaska can score, there are a lot of people who can score, so I just let the play come to me.”
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