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Facing elimination, Beermen avoid early vacation

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
05:41 PM October 03, 2016
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Barangay Ginebra came into Sunday’s game eyeing to clinch a seat in the finals. San Miguel Beer, however, had other plans in mind and it was certainly not about taking a vacation.

“Kailangan talaga manalo, ayaw pa namin mag bakasyon,” said SMB center June Mar Fajardo Sunday after bludgeoning Ginebra, 101-72. 

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San Miguel was pushed to the brink of elimination after losing Game 3 in heartbreaking fashion on a buzzer beater by Japeth Aguilar.

Putting that painful memory behind, Fajardo and company immediately raced to a 17-9 lead in the first six minutes of the game and eventually took control in the second quarter when the Beermen outscored the Gin Kings, 25-7, to finish the first half with a 55-29 lead.

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“Nag-mature na kami, nag-set kami ng plays, hindi namin pinapabayaan ang lead,” said Fajardo. “Hindi kami puwede makipagsabayan sa takbuhan.”

San Miguel’s dominance was evident in Game 4 as it led by as much as 33 points and never trailed.

“Kailangan talaga mag-bounce back, yung mga natitirang games do-or-die na para sa amin,” said Fajardo, who had 17 points and 16 rebounds.

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TAGS: 2016 Governors' Cup, 2016 Govs Cup, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Game 4, june mar fajardo, pba, San Miguel Beemen, semifinals, semis
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