JAKE Pascual was hardly a factor in his first game against former team Star on Wednesday, but ended up on the winning end of a PBA Philippine Cup overtime thriller as Alaska hacked out a 97-90 victory.
The new Alaska recruit had a measly three points in almost 16 minutes of action, but insisted he had a lot of fun going up against a Star team that traded him to the Aces for Rome dela Rosa in the offseason.
"Masaya ako dahil panalo kami, masaya rin ako sa kanila kasi maganda pa rin yung laban, kita mo naman hanggang dulo (pukpukan)," said Pascual.
Pascual insisted there was no bad blood between him and his former teammates regardless of the highly physical play.
"Wala naman. Pagdating naman sa laro kahit kaibigan mo, makakalaban mo talaga e. Nakita mo naman na sila na ginagawa rin gusto nila para manalo," he said.
"Nanggigil ako kanina sa bench kasi ang sarap maglaro kapag ganung game e. Pero masaya ako sa team namin kasi nakuha namin yung huling stretch ng game, lalo sa overtime."