MANILA, Philippines—Dominating despite his team’s poor performance, June Mar Fajardo still put up MVP numbers as he ended the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the helm for the Best Player of the Conference Race.
The reigning PBA MVP led the locals with 33.9 statistical points after he averaged 16.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks across 11 games to go along with his 1.4 assists and. 0.4 steals averages for the 4-7 Beermen in the elimination round.
Guards Jayson Castro of Talk N’ Text and Paul Lee of Rain or Shine are at a tight race for second.
Castro finished the eliminations with 32.2 statistical points with an average of 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks in 11 games....
Graduating Ateneo Lady Eagle Aerieal Patnongon watched her boyfriend and San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo play live for the first time on Tuesday night in the Beermen’s final game of the conference at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Patnongon cheered Fajardo while seated behind the San Miguel bench.
Playing inspired basketball, Fajardo didn’t disappoint and in fact played his best game of the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup with 31 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Beermen over the Globalport Batang Pier....
The Beermen lost the first four games of their campaign without Reid as their long, grueling but ultimately successful Philippine Cup campaign took its toll on the All-Filipino champions, both in the lack of rest and preparation heading into this conference.
“Players are coming in hurt and the team didn’t have the same focus as it had in the Philippine Cup,” Reid had told sportswriters when he first suited up for the Beermen after three tour of duties with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters....
MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer beat Globalport, 106-94, but came up way short of the needed winning margin to remain in playoff contention in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo played his best game of the conference with 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field that went with 19 rebounds and four blocks for the Beermen, who bowed out of the quarterfinals race due to inferior quotient.
“I think it’s a nice win for us to end the conference,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria. “It’s just unfortunate for us that we struggled in our first few games.”...
GlobalPort has a slight edge over Alaska and Barako Bull as it holds a superior quotient should they end up having the same records at the end of the elimination round.
A Batang Pier loss, however, would only complicate things further — a scenario the Beermen are hoping for....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364|
|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|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|