Using a massive guide versus an undermanned squad at halftime, San Miguel Beer acquired an urgent information from its coaching team.
Phase on the gasoline pedal. Do not enjoy to the level of your opponents.
“The coaches told us to present our killer intuition so we could carry above [the momentum] more than to the next match,” explained CJ Perez late Sunday evening right after assembling a triple-double that propelled the Beermen to a 111-92 victory over Converge in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Sports activities Heart in Antipolo City.
The Beermen flexed their could just times soon after absorbing a 75-72 defeat from Barangay Ginebra that quickly knocked them off the tournament direct. They caught up with the Gin Kings with their fourth win in 5 game titles, wherever 6 players scored in double figures—a screen of depth highlighted by the point that San Miguel was without having powerful scorers Terrence Romeo, Vic Manuel and Chris Ross.
“We were genuinely enthusiastic to bounce back right after getting rid of [to Ginebra],” mentor Leo Austria said.
Perez’s first job triple-double was a standout efficiency on a evening that experienced numerous of them for the Beermen. The previous Lyceum star pitched in 15 factors, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
“We know about his scoring and rebounding but we observed his maturity with his assists,” Austria said.
But Perez handed off credit history to his teammates: “They were all inclined to step up.”
Jericho Cruz developed his very best match in a San Miguel uniform considering that joining the crew through unrestricted no cost agency, knocking down a workforce-superior 22 factors. There had been also big double-doubles from June Mar Fajardo (18 details, 16 rebounds) and Mo Tautuaa (19 factors, 10 rebounds). Sharpshooter Marcio Lassiter had a few triples in a 12-level exertion and even the comparatively not known Michael Canete joined the scoring parade with 10 points.
“He showed us his probable,” Austria said of Canete. INQ
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