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PBA: Terrence takeover a sight to see as SMB inches closer to Finals

By Paul Lintag on Apr 23, 2019 10:43 PM

In a personal 17-5 run against the Fuel Masters, Romeo drilled five triples, stopping any sort of Phoenix uprising before it even materialized.

In the middle of a highly physical and emotional Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against Phoenix, San Miguel Beer got the extra oomph it needed to put away a pesky opponent.

That extra oomph was Terrence Romeo scoring 17 straight points in the third quarter for the Beermen as the defending four-time champions put the wraps on a dominant win, taking a commanding 89-62 lead in the second half after the Bro’s incredible barrage of three-pointers.

SMB won with the final score of 114-91.

In a personal 17-5 run against the Fuel Masters, Romeo drilled five triples, stopping any sort of Phoenix uprising before it even materialized.

Romeo was truly in the zone he never realized he was up to 17 points in the quarter already.

“17 straight? Hindi ko alam eh. Thank God pumasok mga tira namin, actually lahat kami maganda nilaro,” he said.

“Swerte na lang yun eh, para sakin yung core pa rin ng team is yung first 5. Nandito kami [second unit] para mabigyan sila ng magandang pahinga para pagpasok nila, fresh legs sila. As much as possible pag pumalit kami na second group, di kami bababa kasi mahirap na. Pag nandun kami dapat ma-maintain pa rin namin [level of play],” he added.

Romeo, who finished with a game-high 20 points, has learned to embrace his role with the Beermen as he completes his first conference with the team.

Terrence has mostly led the second group with the uber-talented Beermen so it was a sight to see him dominate by his own even for just a few minutes in the third quarter.

Perhaps more importantly, his barrages have led to wins for San Miguel and that’s the most important part.

“Masaya lalo na pag nananalo,” he said.

“Lahat ng team eh, masaya pag nananalo. Basta ako, na-accept ko na yung role ko, kahit ano role ko okay lang basta manalo kami,” Romeo added.

 

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