San Miguel actively trying to avoid another "Beeracle" run

Paul Lintag on Feb 25, 2017 07:19 AM
San Miguel actively trying to avoid another
"Yung Beeracle, yung nahabol namin yung 3-0, masarap siyang gawin pero mahirap naman kung mangyari ulit." --- Arwind Santos.

Last season, it took San Miguel four games to score a win in the Philippine Cup Finals.

You might still remember that particular series, that's when the Beermen did the incredible "Beeracle' run after all.

While that effort was historic, impressive, and pretty sweet overall, San Miguel would rather not do it again.

That's why one year later, back in the Finals with an opportunity to win a rare three-peat, the Beermen made sure to take care of their business as early as Game 1.

"Yung Beeracle, yung nahabol namin yung 3-0, masarap siyang gawin pero mahirap naman kung mangyari ulit," forward Arwind Santos said.

"Sana hindi na maulit yun at ngayong lamang na kami, sasamantalahin namin iyon hanggang matapos yung series," he added.

The two-time champs certainly have the golden opportunity to really take control of their championship showdown against Brgy. Ginebra. The Beermen, after all, did just issue a 27-point beating to the Gin Kings to go up 1-0 in te race to four.

However, before thinking about anything else, the immediate focus for San Miguel now is trying to sustain its deadly form with the Finals travelling to Quezon for Game 2 on Sunday.

It's at least a four-hour drive from Manila.

"Bukas ang haba ng biyahe namin, mga four hours yun tapos may practice pa. Dito pumapasok yung professionalism namin na kung pagod ka, samantalahin na ang pahinga. Yung kalaban puwede kang takbuhan kaya dapat handa ka," Santos said.

But with a chance to win the prestigious trophy, travelling to wherever and staying sharp for at least two more weeks is a small sacrifice to make.

"Yung goal namin na makuha yung Perpetual trophy nandiyan na, kaya eager na eager kami manalo," Arwind said.

 

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