Fajardo says SMB now in must-win mode against TNT

Paul Lintag on Feb 12, 2017 10:36 PM
Fajardo says SMB now in must-win mode against TNT
San Miguel already came back from a 0-3 series deficit and won but the Beermen are not that naÔve to want to fall down 1-3 against TNT.

At this point in time, it's established that the San Miguel Beermen can come back from any series deficit imaginable.

If your have any doubts about that, you might want to Google the term "Beeracle" but do make sure you are not Alaska fans.

With that in mind, the two-time defending Philippine Cup champions are most definitely not in trouble yet despite being down 1-2 against TNT in their semifinal series.

However, the Beermen are not a naïve bunch. They know being down 1-3 to the KaTropa, an All-Filipino dynasty for all intents and purposes, is not something that they would want.

After losing Games 2 and 3, Game 4 now becomes a must-win for the champs.

"Must win. Iba na pag naka-3-1 sila. Mahirap na yun. Kailangan manalo," three-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo said.

One thing going for the Beermen though is that both of their losses have been close. Which means San Miguel could be easily up 3-0 now if not for some breaks of the game that went TNT's way.

That fact makes the Beermen confident of their chances moving forward in this race to four.

"Dikit yung laban. Maraming lapses at turnovers pero still, nandoon pa rin kami," Fajardo said.

"Confident pa rin kami maka-bounce back. Tiwala lang sa team, regroup," he added.

 

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