Fajardo overcomes tough week, helps Beermen go on a roll
June Mar Fajardo overcame a tough week to help San Miguel Beer regain its form in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Fajardo played through an illness on Wednesday, posting nine points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the Beermen’s 106-94 win over the Phoenix Fuel Masters.
Feeling much better, he followed up his near double-double effort with 24 points and 19 rebounds to power San Miguel past Barangay Ginebra in overtime on Sunday night. He also hit the game-tying jumper over his 7-foot rival Greg Slaughter to send the duel into OT.
The four-time MVP averaged 16.5 points, 16 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks during the stretch to bag his first PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this conference.
The Beermen are now rolling after starting the conference at 0-3.
The 28-year-old Fajardo edged teammate Arwind Santos, TNT guards Terrence Romeo and Jericho Cruz, Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Alaska’s Vic Manuel and Chris Banchero and Meralco backcourt of Chris Newsome and Anjo Caram for the weekly citation.
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