Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Sat, Dec 7

    Player of the Week PJ Simon says nothing soothes a tired body more than sweet scent of victory

    Jun 2, 2014
    PJ Simon averaged 21.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists during a three-win stretch that saw San Mig climb to the top of the leaderboard. Jerome Ascano

    PETER June Simon and the rest of San Mig's starters are supposed to be taking a break in the early stages of the PBA Governors Cup as the team plots an assault at a rare grand slam in the playoffs.

    But for Simon, there's simply no letting up.

    Simon played a big role in San Mig's three successive victories in a span of six days to earn the Accel-PBA Player of the week citation, beating out rejuvenated Talk 'N Text guard Jimmy Alapag for the honor.

    The 5-11 Simon averaged 21.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists during that three-game stretch that saw San Mig climb to the top of the leaderboard - not bad for a player supposedly being given a rest after the team's run to a third straight championship in the last Commissioner's Cup.

    The veteran guard, however, said nothing soothes a tired, banged-up body more than sweet scent of victory.

    Continue reading below ↓

    “Nakita naman namin talaga na medyo pagod din, pero ang maganda kapag nalabanan mo 'yung pagod, napaka-sarap ng feeling," said Simon, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Sunday with a bang as San Mig brought previously unbeaten Barangay Ginebra back to earth, 102-90.

    "Eh ito ang maganda eh, kapag nananalo ka, nakakawala ng pagod,” he added.

    Before the win against Ginebra, Simon shot an efficient 10-of-13 from the floor en route to a team-high 22 points to lead the Mixers to a 108-90 drubbing of the Meralco Bolts on May 27.

    Three days later, Simon fired a personal conference-high of 24 points when the Mixers recovered from a 17-point second-half deficit to turn back the Globalport Batang Pier, 92-82.

    The Makilala, North Cotabato native shot 19 points, going 9-of-13 from the floor overall against the Gin Kings to help San Mig grab the solo lead with its 4-1 win-loss record overall.

    Continue reading below ↓

    San Mig, which has ruled the last three PBA conferences, is bidding to become just the fourth team in PBA history to win a grand slam after the legendary Crispa Redmanizers, San Miguel Beer and Alaska Aces.

    Read Next
    Recommended Videos
    Sorry, no results found for
    PJ Simon averaged 21.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists during a three-win stretch that saw San Mig climb to the top of the leaderboard. Jerome Ascano
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result