JERON Teng had that feeling of helplessness watching the losses pile up for Alaska in the PBA Governors Cup.
Upon his return from a hamstring injury, he didn’t waste time guiding the Aces to their first victory in the conference.
Teng took charge in the endgame and made possible the play that clinched for Alaska a 78-71 win over Rain or Shine on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The sophomore guard had eight points in the pivotal fourth quarter and assisted on a JVee Casio basket with 17 seconds left that all but settled the outcome of the match.
He finished with 18 points and had nine rebounds in 27 minutes of play as he suited up for Alaska for the first time this conference.
Teng admitted frustration has begun to creep in, especially with the Aces 0-5 entering the Rain or Shine match.
“It was a struggle for me seeing my teammates losing games and I couldn’t do anything because I was sidelined with an injury,” he said afterwards.
“So I just want to really help them win (today’s) game.”
Teng suffered the hamstring injury during training prior to the conference. The guard out of La Salle said he’s yet 100 percent back in playing form.
“Meron pa ring tightness, pero ok na rin naman,” he said.
All Teng cares about is seeing the Aces finally breaking through the win column.
“It’s a good start. Hopefully we carry this on to the next game,” he said.