PBA: Standhardinger plays role to perfection in SMB’s series-opening win
Paul Lintag on Jul 27, 2019 09:43 PM
“I just try to do my job and I'm happy that I was able to be efficient for my team today. And we got the victory,” — Christian Standhardinger. (PBA)
After yet another tough win Saturday, San Miguel Beer is officially on a roll in these PBA playoffs.
With a comeback victory over Rain or Shine, the Beermen have won three straight and now take over the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals against the Elasto Painters, 1-0.
Despite the winning streak though, forward Christian Standhardinger is not quite ready to say that they have the momentum in this series.
Instead, he’s more focused on keeping the ball rolling for San Miguel.
“I wouldn't say that, you know, it's like, you just gotta keep going hard,” Standhardinger said.
“You can’t get comfortable. Just keep working hard and play hard,” he added.
Standhardinger was the Beermen’s top local in Saturday’s win over ROS, shooting 80 percent from the field for 20 points to go along with eight rebounds.
But it’s more than just the points says the former top pick. He has a specific role for San Miguel and doing that well is what’s important.
“You know, it's not about the points,” Standhardinger said.
“I just try to do my job and I'm happy that I was able to be efficient for my team today. And we got the victory,” he added.
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