JIMMY Alapag would rather see Meralco having a winning record in the PBA Philippine Cup than be acknowledged for his latest accolade.
The Meralco point guard dished out eight assists in the Bolts’ 88-86 loss to Alaska on Thursday night that increased his career total to 3,256, putting him at fifth all-time in a tie with Willie Generalao.
“Could I trade that in for five or six wins right now? I sure would,” Alapag said.
Still, the former league MVP expressed gratitude for reaching another milestone.
“It’s always a huge honor anytime you could be in the record books.”
“But at the same, it’s tough,” he was quick to add. “I’ll feel better about it once we start putting some wins together.”
While his playmaking was evident, Alapag’s usually reliable shooting has been non-existent as he missed all six three-point attempts and scored all his eight points from the foul line.
“I need to make some (triples),” he said. “I’ve been missing a lot of shots, so I got to do my part and start knocking some down.”
As a unit, Alapag is hoping his team stays together despite reeling to an eighth loss in nine games.
“It’s part of the process,” the 12-year veteran said. “It’s important for us to stay the course. We’ve been in a lot of close games and it’s just unfortunate we’ve been on the losing end.”
“But we’ll figure it out,” he added. “That’s a promise.”