Alas took until the fourth quarter before scoring his first points as a pro, but they came in bunches as he finished with 10 points in the ballgame.
The veteran Alapag, who is expected to take Alas under his wing, wasn’t too surprised with the performance of the young player currently.
“Kevs is incredibly talented,” Alapag told InterAksyon.com. “I’m happy that he’s with us and I’m looking forward to really spend quality time at practice with Kevin, just probably impose some of my experience.”...
The two rookies had contrasting reactions to the unique circumstances.
Alas, the No. 2 pick overall in the PBA draft, admitted battling through first game jitters....
Jimmy Alapag sat out of Talk 'N Text's opening game against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday as he took a break after a grueling three-month stint with Gilas Pilipinas.
"It's a real heavy three months playing with Gilas in Spain and in the Asian Games," Alapag said. "I need a break."
The Gilas team captain led the national team in three major international tournaments this year, starting with the bronze medal finish in the FIBA Asia Cup in July....
MANILA, Philippines – A three-month stint with Gilas Pilipinas took a lot of toll for Talk N’ Text players Ranidel De Ocampo and Jimmy Alapag. Both athletes played heavy minutes in the recent FIBA World Championships and Asian Games, which pushed their bodies to their limits.
In Sunday’s PBA Season 40 opener, Alapag and De Ocampo sat out in the Texters’ 81-101 loss to Barangay Ginebra.
Alapag, who is 36 years old and playing his 12th season in the PBA, told Philstar.com that he is just taking a break from the sport....
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel leaned on its twin tower combination of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter to overpower Talk 'N Text, 101-81, on the opening day of the PBA's 40th season at Philippine Arena.
Aguilar finished with 18 points, 18 rebounds, and five blocks, while Slaughter chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds.
"I wanna give it to our guys for sticking to our game plan," said Ginebra coach Jeffrey Cariaso, who is in his second conference calling the shots for the Gin Kings....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||0||1||0.000|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||10||5||0.667||3rd|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||14||3||0.824||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||9||8||0.529||5th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||9th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||4th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||21||4||0.840||Champions|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||8||6||0.571||4th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||13||8||0.619||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||19||8||0.704||Champions|