“Andun na yung chemistry namin, pero kailangan pa rin naming doblehin yung trabaho, kasi alam naman natin sa PBA walang kasiguraduhan. Hindi naman given kasi yung panalo,” Fajardo told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview.
Fajardo posted 21 points and 20 rebounds in the squad’s 100-89 win over the Star Hotshots but it wasn’t his own individual performance that impressed him but rather the Beermen’s team play.
San Miguel coach Leo Austria agreed with his star center’s observation....
Though they are friends off the court, Star’s Marc Pingris and San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos had their fair share of tense moments going at each other on the floor.
Pingris said that wasn’t a surprise since neither team would be willing to just make things easy for their opposing side....
The Beermen captain was whistled for his second technical foul for flailing his elbows in front of Hotshots import Marqus Blakely, leading to his subsequent ejection from the match.
Despite SMB's win, however, Santos said he was still unhappy about the call....
Arizona Reid had 29 points and 11 rebounds, while June Mar Fajardo tallied 21 points and 20 boards as the San Miguel Beermen leaned on a strong first half to defeat the Star Hotshots, 100-89, on Sunday.
"From the start we knew this will be a tough game for us coz both teams need to win," said SMB head coach Leo Austria. "We're lucky to pull up a win. I'm happy to see my players na ineexecute yung mga plays namin. We're on one direction."
Chris Ross was active on point, filling up the stat sheet with 14 points, six boards, three assists and three steals, while Arwind Santos posted 12 markers in 24 minutes. Alex Cabagnot also added 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two blocks off the bench....
The Philippine Cup champion Beermen and the defending Governors’ Cup titlist Hotshots face off at 5:15 p.m. after the unbeaten Barako Bull Energy faces off with the Meralco Bolts at 3 p.m. in the league’s first playdate since flying to Dubai last week for a two-game tour.
Sunday’s games will be aired live on TV5....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||3||2||0.600|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||11th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||5||0.773||Champion|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||6th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||7th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||6||8||0.429||5th|