Held to conference low, Fajardo happy to see teammates hit their mark

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City After drawing first blood in the best-of-7 series, Fajardo admits that he expects another tough outing come Sunday for Game 2, still at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I anticipate that they’ll defend me harder, so we have to make our adjustments also. We’ll go back to practice and focus on our gameplan again,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The difference with Fajardo and other big men, though, is that he is willing to share the rock and let his other teammates shine.“I know I have to immediately find my open teammates,” said Fajardo, who collected seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in the win.Ginebra’s defense freed up a lot of shooters for San Miguel as it cashed in on its open looks and went 16-of-34 from downtown.Though it’s a known fact that Fajardo, too, can hit it up from distance, he said that he’s not tempted in anyway to take his game to the outside.“No,” he said when asked if he also feels the urge to shoot a three. “That’s not my strength and I’m willing to give that role to our shooters.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Helpless Slaughter trying to shake off frustration as he completes recovery UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fajardo was even the first to commend teammates like Arwind Santos, who led San Miguel with 23 points and eight rebounds, and Von Pessumal, who got a career-high 18 markers, for stepping up and taking the scoring cudgels for the defending three-time all-Filipino conference champions.“Credit goes to my teammates because they played well. Everyone stepped up like Arwind and Von. Both of them played really well,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWithout Greg Slaughter to match Fajardo down low, Ginebra took extra measures and threw bodies like Prince Caperal and Raymond Aguilar to the reigning four-time PBA MVP in an attempt to stymie the Cebuano giant.“They played really good defense on me. When I get the ball, they quickly put a double-team on me,” said Fajardo, expecting to continue getting a tough draw in the games to come. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo isn’t losing sleep after being limited to a conference-low nine points in San Miguel’s 102-90 Game 1 win over Ginebra on Friday.“It’s no problem with me,” he said in Filipino after the Beermen gained a 1-0 series lead in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. “The important thing is we win. We are not competing on who scores the most.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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