The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a Game 2 Semi-Finals round against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 7:00 P.M. on February 10, 2017 in Mall of Asia Arena.
The continuation of the best-of-seven series between San Miguel and TNT resumes today.
The hot winning streak of the Beermen still on the stride and looking for another one to make it twelve in a row.
San Miguel wasted no time in their Game 1 match when they began the quarter with 16 points lead behind their sharpshooting from the three-point area.
Three players from San Miguel registered 20 or more points. Alex Cabagnot got 20 points, Marcio Lassiter had 22 points and their main-man June Mar Fajardo logged 21 points along with his 8 rebounds.
The Beermen was leading all the of the quarters and they led as much as 16 points. Talk ‘N Text made several runs to catch up, the closest they get was six points.
TNT coaching staff strategy was to stop Fajardo but other players of San Miguel went prepared and knew what to do if their big-man got tangled in the post.
“So it’s hard when you play a team like San Miguel because you have to focus on June Mar and then guys start to make their 3-pointers,” said Coach Nash Racela.
“We’ll find ways [to contain their shooters]. It’s a series. I know it’s gonna be a long series so if one thing does not work then you look at another one,” Racela added. “And hopefully you find the right scheme that would make stops.”
Jayson Castro led KaTropa with 27 points while teammate Kelly Williams added 24 points.