Game 2 loss a lesson learned for Teng, Flying V

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Nobody probably expected Flying V to suffer its first loss in the PBA D-League by a bad beat.

Nobody probably even thought the team, which seemed to be on track of sweeping the entire Foundation Cup, to be at the brink of a surprise elimination as the squad is in the best-of-three semifinals against CEU with the latter's win sending the series to a rubber match on Thursday.

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For star scorer Jeron Teng, however, he sees the Game 2 loss as an opportunity for the Thunder to work on their game further.

"It's a learning experience for us. It really tests our character on how much we really want to get in the finals," Teng told some sportswriters on Tuesday night after the game at the Ynares Sports Arena.

Despite still being Flying V's top scorer, Teng was limited to only 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting. The six-foot-two winger, who is now the league's triple-double king, only had three rebounds and two assists as well.

"That happens eh. May mga calls na 'di ako nag-a-agree. Pero it's part of basketball eh, and as a player, you just have play through it. Lesson din for me," he aired his personal take on his so-so outing.

Come the knockout clash, Teng will enter the court a better man than tonight.

"Babawi ako next game," Teng vowed.

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