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Fajardo fine with sitting out 4th quarter as Beermen goes for speed

League MVP June Mar Fajardo is usually a matchup problem for teams with his combination of size and speed.

And yet on Friday in the crucial Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between San Miguel and TNT, Fajardo was on the bench for the pivotal fourth quarter.

June Mar Fajardo of SMB. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
That move from Beermen head coach Leo Austria, though, was actually one way of stopping the KaTropa.

To counteract the power of TNT’s hulking 300-pounder Joshua Smith, Austria chose speed over strength and that meant sitting out Fajardo.

But the reigning PBA MVP said he doesn’t mind sitting on the bench, as long as they walked away with the 111-102 and took a 3-2 series lead.

“That’s okay with me, we won right? We just have to believe in coach’s system and of course we have to support coach,” said Fajardo, who finished nine points and five rebounds.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/254344/fajardo-fine-sitting-4th-quarter-beermen-goes-speed

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