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Jeron Teng waxes hot as Alaska rallies to beat Terrafirma

Jeron Teng closed out the game for the Aces to complete a career-high performance. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--As Alaska prepares to say goodbye to the PBA, Jeron Teng probably made a late addition to the team's memorable moments.

Teng played his best performance in the pro ranks to lead the Aces to a 102-97 comeback win against the Terrafirma Dyip in a PBA Governors' Cup showdown on Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The six-foot-two wingman finished with a career-high 30 points, but 14 came in the final quarter, where Alaska outscored Terrafirma, 36-14, to steal the win despite being down, 66-83, after the third period. Terrafirma even led by as high as 20 points, 81-61, late in the third.

Teng almost closed out the game by himself, scoring eight of the Aces' last nine points in the game including the go-ahead layup with two and a half minutes left, the other point being a free throw from Maverick Ahanmisi.

Teng went 13-for-18 from the field while also adding five rebounds, two assists, and three steals for the Aces, who moved up to solo third place at 5-2.

Abu Tratter also put up an impressive performance with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Olu Ashaolu had his own double-double of 19 rebounds and 11 points with six assists, one steal, and one block.

Antonio Hester had a triple-double of 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists with three steals and one block, while Joshua Munzon added 21 points, seven rebounds, and one assist for Terrafirma, which fell to 2-5.

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