Beermen secure Game 2 to even series over Kings

June Mar Fajardo pulled off a one of a kind performance by posting 18 points and a whopping 23 rebounds to lead the San Miguel Beermen in dismantling the Ginebra Kings, 95-92, last night in Game 2 of the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Fajardo allowed the opponents to feel his dominance by grabbing his conference personal high in rebounds as well as his defensive aggression that limited Ginebra, which scored 115 total points in Game One.

Import Elijah Millsap slammed to put the separation with 12 seconds remaining. Millsap also defended Gins’ Justin Brownlee after to deny the supposed to be tying three-pointers.

The Beermen squandered a 47-31 lead as the Kings went on to rally even seizing at 69-66 in the midst of the third quarter. Ginebra utilized the crowd as they roared and cheered that LA Tenorio was rejuvenated, scoring 12 of his 22 points in the third quarter, in comparison to his scoreless Game One.

The Beermen stayed focus through the three-pointers of Alex Cabagnot, who scored 13 points, and Ronald Tubid, who added 10 points.

“We didn’t want to fall in a 0-2 hole, and I have to commend the guys they showed composure, knowing that winning is an urgent matter for us in this game,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.

Game 3 of the Governors Cup semifinal between San Miguel and Ginebra is schedule on Friday.

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