SMB deserved to win title, says Baguio
Alaska almost had the championship in game 4, which turned out to be the start of the Aces’ downfall.
After the heartbreak of losing four straight, not to mention almost closing out the fourth game after his buzzer-beating three to force overtime, Cyrus Baguio said the Beermen deserved the title as a 3-0 start was all the Aces could muster.
“Hanggang dun lang siguro kaya namin, siguro may matutunan pa kami at kung magkikita pa uli kami ng San Miguel,” Baguio said.
Baguio had the chance to become the hero in Game 4 when he sent the potential final game into overtime but the Beermen went on a “beeraculous” run.
Defending two-time MVP June Mar Fajardo returned in Game 5 and everything was in place for San Miguel’s historic comeback.
In the middle of heartbreak, Baguio’s memory proved photographic as he recalled the events that led to the team’s collapse.
“Lahat kami gusto na manalo pero hindi mo masabi, biglang sunud sunod na eh. Lumamang kaming four points nun to start overtime tapos si [Chris] Ross naka four points, si [Alex] Cabagnot naka tres pati si Yancy [De Ocampo] hindi sila nag mintis,” Baguio said. “Siguro hindi talaga para samin, dun nag umpisa [Game 4] hanggang sa bumalik na si June Mar. Lumakas na kumpiyansa nila kasi may makakatulong na sa kanila.”
“Ginawa namin lahat, walang pagkukulang coaches game plan namin. Talagang they deserved to win talaga yung San Miguel.”
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