PBA: Standhardinger on SMB: “When we play hard, it’s hard to beat us“

Paul Lintag on Jan 20, 2019 10:11 PM
PBA: C-Stan on SMB: When we play hard, it’s hard to beat us
The shock loss to the Dyip didn’t necessarily serve as a wake up call for San Miguel according to forward Christian Standhardinger. It’s just that when the Beermen are playing at least just near to their full potential, they’re almost pretty impossible to stop.

The real San Miguel finally showed up.

After a shock loss to Columbian to start their 2019 Philippine Cup title defense, the Beermen recovered rather quickly, pummeling Brgy. Ginebra Sunday at the Big Dome.

While San Miguel once again got a dose of good old NSD late in the fourth period, the Beermen were dominant almost throughout, leading by as many as 23 points.

The shock loss to the Dyip didn’t necessarily serve as a wake up call for San Miguel according to forward Christian Standhardinger. It’s just that when the Beermen are playing at least just near to their full potential, they’re almost pretty impossible to stop.

They played well enough Sunday and they took down one of their chief contenders to the title.

“I don’t know about a wake up call,” Standhardinger, who led all scorers with 26 points, said after the game.

“I’m just happy we played good today and we played hard. When we play hard, it’s hard to beat us,” he added.

Now missing Alex Cabagnot and Terrence Romeo to injury, the Beermen still had more than enough star power to dominate.

And when the remaining stars, which included him with guards Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter, found their mark against the Gin Kings... well the result speaks for itself.

“It was good, as you saw, everyone played hard,” Standhardinger said.

“Like I said, when we go hard, it’s hard to stop us. But we do have to go hard everytime andd we have to adjust and sacrifice for the team,” he added.

 

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