Talk ‘N Text’s Alapag on June Mar’s growth: ‘It’s great for Philippine basketball, not great for us’
Jimmy Alapag, Fajardo’s teammate with the Philippine national men’s basketball team and a PBA veteran of 11 years, has watched the transformation of Fajardo with his own eyes.
Fajardo showed his talents once again on Sunday – this time with an impressive 11-for-11 performance from the free throw line – as he helped the Beermen go up 2-0 over Alapag’s Talk ‘N Text squad.
“I think part of that, was I think, June Mar’s experience internationally at the World stage. When he shoots free throws here now, it looks like he’s a 90-percent free throw shooter,” Alapag told a small group of sportswriters....
“Gusto kong mag-champion, gusto naming mag-champion. Kailangan mag-stick kami sa goal na yun,” Fajardo said.
Fajardo leads the BPC derby of the ongoing Philippine Cup. He was the best scorer, rebounder and shot blocker in the tournament, averaging 18.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.25 blocks....
Jong Uichico disappointed in officiating in loss to former team: ‘It’s a given playing against San Miguel’
On Sunday’s Game Two of the Philippine Cup semifinals, the current Talk ‘N Text coach felt that some of the calls went against his team in the loss, one that dug them into a 2-0 deficit in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.
“Every game is a must-win in a best-of-seven semifinals series. Game One is a must-win, Game Two is a must-win. Game Three is a must-win. Let’s just hope that the refs do a better job,” Uichico told a small group of sportswriters after emerging from the locker room....
With the win, the Beermen now enjoy a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series.
"It's a nice game; fortunately we were able to snag this one. Their [TNT's] level of offense and defense was really different," said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. "Our team didn't give up, their composure is always there, they mean business talaga."...
Fajardo, also the reigning Most Valuable Player, has 41.2 statistical points. He piled up an average of 18.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks during the eliminations where he helped the Beermen clinch the No.1 seed and an outright seat in the semifinals against Talk ‘N Text.
“The Kraken” also won the award just in last year’s Philippine Cup....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||11||2||0.846|
|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|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||3rd|