PBA: SMB will be scary in the playoffs with or without 2x-to-beat

Paul Lintag on Oct 27, 2018 10:18 PM
SMB will be scary in the playoffs even without 2x-to-beat
"I think we're a tough team to play against even if we don't make the top-4," forward Christian Standhardinger said.

BINAN, Laguna --- There's a very slim chance that San Miguel might actually take a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.

But even if the Beermen ultimately miss out on the playoff bonus, it's safe to say that no team would want to play San Miguel in the first round of the postseason.

"I think we're a tough team to play against even if we don't make the top-4," forward Christian Standhardinger said.

"We just gotta keep going and work hard and hope that we get lucky, that luck is on our side," he added.

After a 109-97 decision over Rain or Shine Saturday at the Alonte Sports Arena here, the Beermen have won four straight games to improve to 6-4 in the standings.

Despite struggling earlier in the conference, losing three straight games, the Beermen have powered through. San Miguel also have four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo back, making them even more formidable.

Just like in the Commissioner's Cup, where they endured similar early tournament struggles before eventually still making it to the Finals, the Beermen know the time to pick things up.

And the time is now.

"Last conference we struggled the same way. This is the San Miguel way I guess. I hope I don't eat my words and I can be wrong but normally we play our best basketball at the end of the season," Standhardinger said.

"That's where it counts the most," he added.

 


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