Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:14:16 +0000
By JEREMIAH SEVILLA
SMART CLARK GIGA CITY – Kevin Alas is just tired of losing.
The NLEX team captain admitted that he spoke with his teammates before their game against TNT last Thursday night.
The message was brief but it was loud and clear.
“Bago dumating sa game nag-iisip ako ng mga sasabihin para ma-motivate ‘yung mga kasama ko. So I just said, ‘Pare manalo naman tayo,’” said the 28-year-old cager as the Road Warriors only had a lone win in six outings before the game.
“Hindi ko na alam kung paano tayo mamo-motivate pa. Isipin na lang natin na ang daming nag-i-inspire sa’tin, for the family of course, para lahat tayo masaya. Bigay natin lahat. Pakamatay tayo sa bola and everything.’”
Those words were enough to kickstart a different vibe among the Road Warriors, and it was so evident they defeated the league’s best team in bubble – the Tropang Giga – via a 109-98 stunner at the AUF Sports Arena.
As expected, the young skipper led by example, spearheading the late charge of NLEX that saw him getting a bloody nose following an accidental hit by TNT guard Jayson Castro late in the first half of the highly-physical affair.
Alas scattered away 11 of his 24 p