Fajardo shrugs off lowest-scoring game of the conference

Camille B. Naredo [ Source: ABS CBN News ] - January 09, 2017

 June Mar Fajardo was held to a conference-low nine points by Ginebra. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – For the first time this season, June Mar Fajardo failed to crack double-digits in a game, and the reigning three-time Most Valuable Player could not be less concerned about it.

Fajardo was held to a conference-low nine points by the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings. He did have 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocked shots, but the 6-foot-10 center played less than 30 minutes and attempted only six shots, making two of them.

The "Kraken," however, was unconcerned. After all, the Beermen still came out on top, gutting out a 72-70 victory that extended their winning streak to six games.

"Ine-expect ko rin," Fajardo said of his low output.

The Gin Kings were determined not to let Fajardo beat them. They sent quick doubles, and at times triple-teams, to Fajardo, who responded by finding cutters for open shots. Even when he was not shooting, Fajardo remained an integral part of SMB's offense.
 
"Noong mga games naming sa semifinals (ng Governors' Cup), ganoon din 'yung depensa nila sa akin," Fajardo pointed out. "Nagpo-provide agad sila ng double sa akin."

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