The MVP race is virtually all over with Fajardo on the way to bagging a second BPC plum in the season. Terrence Romeo’s bid for the BPC honors may have fizzled out as Globalport failed to make it to the Final Four.
Curiously, not a single team that opted to play with an Asian import reached the Governors Cup semifinals.
Marcio Lassiter, who scored 12 of his 17 points in the final quarter while closing out Meralco in the quarterfinals, said they have figured out their offense against various teams.
It’s their defense they need to perfect, especially against the Elasto Painters....
Now, 14 long years later, another player is looking to match his feat, and it’s someone close to Ildefonso’s heart – his old protégé June Mar Fajardo.
‘Lakay’, who won the award in 2000 and 2001 while playing for San Miguel, said he would not be surprised if Fajardo, the reigning PBA MVP, accomplishes the same after the 6-foot-10 center helped his team reach the Final Four after beating Ildefonso’s Meralco team, 102-86, in their Governors’ Cup quarterfinal duel on Monday....
Though the Beermen advanced to the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals at the expense of the Bolts, that also meant a possible end to the historic career of one Danny Ildefonso.
Though the news of Ildefonso’s retirement plans caught Fajardo in shock, he believes that his mentor still has what it takes to compete in the PBA....
June Mar Fajardo had 22 points and 16 rebounds, while Marcio Lassiter knocked down key triples when it mattered, as the San Miguel Beermen overwhelmed the pesky Meralco Bolts, 102-86, on Monday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
"Playing Game 2 of the twice to beat advantage, they put us in a scary situation," admitted SMB head coach Leo Austria. "I told my team that this team is very disciplined and organized."
Arizona Reid paced his team with 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, but also had nine turnovers. Lassiter finished the game with 17 points, hitting three triples in the fourth, while Arwind Santos accounted for 15 points and six boards. Ronald Tubid led the bench with eight points....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||9||4||0.692|
|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|