Mr. Clutch or Mr. Automatic?

Paul Lintag on Jan 14, 2017 06:25 PM
Mr. Clutch or Mr. Automatic?
Alex Cabagnot gets the job done for San Miguel Beer regardless of what nickname we decide is the best fit for him.

Call him Mr. Clutch or Mr. Automatic, either way, Alex Cabagnot will get it done if San Miguel needs him to make a crucial basket.

He's done it many times before and he did again for the Beermen Friday, forcing overtime against Rain or Shine with one second to go in regulation, capping a bizarre sequence that saw the two-time defending Philippine Cup champs forgetting how to call timeout even if they still had two left.

"That's why I'm on the floor so I think that'll be a hindrance if I don't do that for the team," Cabagnot sait following San Miguel's 107-101 victory over ROS.

"The team trusted me to do [take that crucial shot] and I just have to take full responsibilty for that," he added.

Thanks to Cabagnot's heroics, San Miguel has now won seven games in a row for a league-best 8-1 mark. With a quarterfinal slot already in the bag, the Beermen are not expected to drop to lower than second place especiall with the way they are playing and with two games to go in their schedule.

But with those two games spread over the next two weeks, Mr. Clutch, or Mr. Automatic, whichever name you prefer, would like that champs to keep their focus.

"I think there's a 90 percent chance for us making it [as solo No. 1]," Cabagnot said.

"We'll just gonna try not to create bad habits in the last two games. It's a long layover, we'll just continue to play fundamentally," he added.



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