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Cebuano June Mar Fajardo is PBA PH Cup Finals MVP

Cebu City, Philippines–Cebuano big man June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel emerged as the Finals MVP in the recent PBA Philippine Cup Best-of-Seven Finals series against Magnolia, which the Beermen won, 4-3, on Wednesday night, May 15, 2019. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano from Pinamungajan town, southwestern Cebu averaged averaged 22.9 points, 19.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks […] The post Cebuano June Mar Fajardo is PBA PH Cup Finals MVP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 15th, 2019

PBA Finals By the Numbers: FIVE OF EM!

How about that 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals game Wednesday right? Game 7 between San Miguel and Magnolia was an instant classic, with the Beermen surviving in the end to score a one-point win for the title. To wrap up these Finals and before starting the mid-season Commissioner’s Cup, a last By the Numbers look for the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.   31 Total rebounds for June Mar Fajardo. The league’s five-time MVP broke the longest standing individual record in Game 7 by grabbing a total of 31 boards. It’s the most by a local since 7-Up’s Marcelo Simbulan grabbed 29 in 1975. 5 Consecutive Philippine Cup titles for San Miguel Beer. Another record obviously was the Beermen’s incredible 5-peat in the All-Filipino. Literally no team has done that ever and San Miguel is now one championship away from winning a second Perpetual Trophy. That would be another record if the Beermen can accomplish it next year. 17 San Miguel was down 17 in the third quarter of Game 7 to Magnolia and the Beermen had to rally just to make it a game by the time the fourth quarter starter. In the last 12 minutes, San Miguel came through and several key baskets late by the team’s star players were good enough to hold off the Hotshots for the title. 5 Total points for San Miguel Beer in the second quarter of Game 7. The Beermen’s problems in Game 7 can be traced in the second quarter when the Magnolia defense shut down San Miguel’s usually high-powered offense. SMB’s five points in the second quarter was the lowest ever in any quarter for a PBA Finals Game 7. 26 Total PBA championships for San Miguel Beer. That’s it, that’s the entry. See you all after Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals!     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind rallies troops for Game 7: “Para satin dapat yang lobo pag bumagsak“

There was no celebration Sunday as four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer extended the Philippine Cup Finals by winning Game 6. Focused from the jump, San Miguel scored a crucial 98-86 win, tying the best-of-7 series at three games each. With Game 7 on the horizon, the champs are now out to make sure that when the inevitable celebration does come, it’s for them. “Kahit papaano kinabahan kami ng konti sa kanila kasi naka-una sila sa series eh, isa na lang magcha-champion na sila. Mabuti na lang nahinto namin yung pagbagsak ng mga lobo,” forward Arwind Santos said. “Pagkatapos nung game nung nanalo na kami, sabi ko para satin dapat yang lobo na yan pag bumagsak,” he added. The Beermen were in control of Game 6 but lost a big lead in the third as the Hotshots managed to get to within six, 62-68. Santos teamed up with five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo for 18 points in the fourth as San Miguel pulled away anew. For Game 7, Arwind insists it’s important for them to take control from the start to finish once again. “Kasi pag nakadikit sila bandang huli kami pa yung nape-pressure eh. Sila na yung nagco-control nung game, dapat kami ang nagco-control,” he said. “Game 7, siguro pati yung mga ibang weapon na nangangalawang na sa bahay dadalhin na namin yan para lang ma-tetano namin kaagad sila at ma-control namin game hanggang matapos,” Santos added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2019

PBA Finals: Stunt backfires as “Spidey” can’t even vote now

Spider-Man was so far from home Friday night. A random man dressed as the Marvel hero stormed the court of the Araneta Coliseum, halting the crucial Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia. He ended up hitting five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo in one of the craziest incidents in league history. Spidey, who was been identified 31-year-old Paolo Felizarta by police, tried to justify the stunt as something that was done in the name of love. “Gusto ko lang po magmahalan tayo,” he said. “Ito lang po talaga pagkakataon para maayos tayo lahat,” he added. Spidey brought a ton of signages on court, which were vehicles to deliver his message pretty much. At the QCPD station 7, some of the signages included messages such as, “Love Philippines” and “Vote Wisely This May 13.” However, the stunt has backfired on Spidey and Felizarta will have no chance to practice what he was preaching. With PBA set to file charges of unjust vexation plus alarm and scandal, Felizarta will be detained at least a week as his case gets processed. He will miss the mid-term elections on Monday.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

PBA Finals: “Spidey” camp mull charges against Ronald Tubid

After “Spider-Man” ended up stopping Game 5 of the Philippine Cup Finals Friday and hit five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, things turned dark very quickly. Easily the most disturbing scene was when veteran San Miguel guard Ronald Tubid went after and punched Spider-Man in the tunnel going to the dugouts of the Big Dome. Tubid, who would have went the length of the court to do that, was caught on camera very clearly. After the craziness of Game 5, Tubid took time to apologize for his unnecessary act. Here’s what he had to say. Ronald Tubid was caught on camera going after and punching “Spider-Man” that disrupted Game 5 of the PBA Finals Friday. Tubid apologizes for something that he says he never should have done #PBA2019 #PBAFinals | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/BvwNWK4XIt — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) May 11, 2019 Spider-Man, identified by police as Paolo Felizarta, was taken and detained at QCPD station 7 with the PBA set to file charges of unjust vexation plus alarm and scandal. Spidey’s camp will mull charges against Tubid as well for the punch was caught on camera.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

PBA Finals: League will press charges against “Spider-Man” over Game 5 incident

The PBA will press charges against the man dressed as Spider-Man who disrupted Game 5 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. With a little over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the crucial San Miguel-Magnolia  clash, a man dressed as Spider-Man stormed the court. In doing so, he hit five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. The fan, who has not been identified yet, was taken by authorities to the nearest police precint together with two others. “Spidey” says that he just wanted to “spread love” and had no intention to hurt. Still, it was a pretty baffling and bordeline stupid act that will merit consequences. “Nasa presinto na yung tao. Pinapatanong ko sa legal namin kung anong klaseng kakasuhan,” PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial sid. “Kakasuhan namin yung tao,” he added. It was certainly an unprecented incident in the PBA but there’s cause for concern now over the security at the Araneta Coliseum. The man apparently was seated in the lower box section before he found himself in the middle of the court, colliding with the PBA’s most important player. “Kakausapin ko yung Araneta baka mamaya kung nandito pa sila or bukas na dagdagan yung security. Tatawagan ko rin si NCRPO General Eleazar kung pwede magdagdag ng pulis kasi ngayon lang nangyari to sa atin eh,” Marcial said. “Yun ang gagawin ko, mamayang gabi o hanggang bukas ng umaga,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind finds humor in unfortunate Spider-Man incident

A person dressed as Spider-Man stormed the court late in Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia Friday. He ended up colliding with June Mar Fajardo, the league’s five-time MVP andd most important player. It was crazy to say the least. Arwind Santos, the PBA’s self-proclaimed Spider-Man has reacted on the incident, saying the Beermen were pretty angry over the whole incident but had to naturally exercise caution. “Pangit tignan dahil binunggo niya si June Mar, lahat kami gigil na sa kanya,” Santos said. “[Pero] naawa rin ako nung kinukuyog siya sa bench namin. Inawat ko na lang yung mga ibang teammates ko kasi galit na nga,” he added. The incident was a first for the PBA and it was equal parts stupid and even funny. Santos, who’s learned to take things in stride over the latter part of his colorful and magical career, had some things to say to the Spider-Man that stormed the court. “Ibang klase idea niya no? Talagang nakakagulat naman talaga. Wala silang pakealam kung makaka-istorbo sila o makakasira ng ganitong klaseng event,” he said. “Akala ko nga kaya siya pumasok baka tutol lang siya sa pag-ban ng Spider-Man dunk eh,” Arwind added. Turning a little serious, Santos addressed Game 5 for the game it was. The Beermen lost on a buzzer-beater by Mark Barroca. Now, San Miguel’s dynasty is truly in trouble as the team trail the Finals, 2-3. “All in all, sayang yung laro. Siguro talagang para sa kanila. Masakit kasi buzzer beater eh diba? Ang iisipin lang namin dapat samin na yun eh, kung na-shoot lang namin yung ganito ganun. Maraming kasi, kasi, kasi. Pero ganun talaga ang basketball, hindi lahat papabor samin,” he said. “Hindi naman pwede sisihin ang pagkatalo namin kay Spider-Man,” Santos added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

‘Spiderman’ tackles June Mar Fajardo in San Miguel-Magnolia Finals

A fan dressed as “Spiderman” disrupted Game 5 of the best-of-seven Finals duel between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia on Friday night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The…READ The post ‘Spiderman’ tackles June Mar Fajardo in San Miguel-Magnolia Finals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

Big game from June Mar Fajardo leads San Miguel past Magnolia in Game 4

MANILA, Philippines—Containing San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, the most dominant player in the PBA today, is already a handful. Covering his all-star teammates is another task altogether. Magnolia failed on both and it resulted to a 114-98 blowout loss in Game 4 of the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals Wednesday night, May 8, 2019. “June […] The post Big game from June Mar Fajardo leads San Miguel past Magnolia in Game 4 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Cebuano Fajardo wins eighth PBA Best Player of the Conference award

MANILA, Philippines—For the sixth straight time, Cebuano June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer won the Best Player of the Conference award in the PBA Philippine Cup, asserting himself as the undisputed most dominant player in the league today. The San Miguel Beer center, who already holds the league record for the most number of […] The post Cebuano Fajardo wins eighth PBA Best Player of the Conference award appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Near-perfect game for Fajardo as San Miguel knots finals series vs Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo could not have played a better game as San Miguel gave Magnolia a 114-98 beating in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, May 8.  On the night he was crowned Best Player of the Conference ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

SMB ties Finals series to 2-2 behind Fajardo’s dominant play

San Miguel Beer banked on June Mar Fajardo’s dominating presence inside the paint to rout Magnolia, 114-98, and tie the series at 2-2 in Game 4 of their best-of-seven Finals…READ The post SMB ties Finals series to 2-2 behind Fajardo’s dominant play appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

PBA Finals: June Mar dominates as Beermen take Game 4

Faced with a must-win situation in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, San Miguel Beer turned to June Mar Fajardo. The GOAT delivered. June Mar, who earlier in the night won a 6th sraight All-Filipino Best Player of the Conference award, was dominant for the Beermen, leading the four-time champions to a strong 114-98 Game 4 win over Magnolia Wednesday at the Big Dome. Fajardo shot 13/14 from the field for 31 points on top of 14 rebounds, leading San Miguel to a series-tying win in these Finals. “This is the kind of game we are looking for from out team. From start to finish, we’re able to sustain our energy,” head coach Leo Austra said. “What I like from our team is our energy, our focus, and our pride. Yun yung umiiral ngayon,” he added. A very focused Beermen already dropped 54 points at the break as they tried to not fall into a defensive struggle against the Hotshots like in Game 3. Then in the third, with Fajardo scoring 14 points, San Miguel built its largest lead of the night at 17 which would be more than enough to hold off Magnolia in the fourth. After June Mar, Terrence Romeo shot 50 percent for 18 points to go along with five assists.  Four others finished in double figures for the Beermen with Chris Ross scoring 15 and Christian Standhardinger posting 13 points. Magnolia gave up 87 points through three quarters, which was five more than the output they allowed in all of Game 3. It was a top-heavy offense for the Hotshots in the loss with Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon scoring 22 each. Ian Sangalang added 19 points but the next highest scorer after was Rafi Reavis with just nine. The Scores: San Miguel 114 - Fajardo 31, Romeo 18, Ross 15, Standhardinger 13, Santos 12, Cabagnot 11, Lassiter 6, Rosser 3, Pessumal 3, Nabong 2. Magnolia 98 - Barroca 22, Jalalon 22, Sangalang 19, Reavis 9, Lee 7, Herndon 6, Dela Rosa 5, Calisaan 4, Melton 2, Brondial 2, Ramos 0, Pascual 0. Quarters: 25-27, 56-47, 87-77, 114-98. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

PBA Finals: BPC June Mar wants that title: “Maraming championships... mas masaya”

By now, everyone knows that June Mar Fajardo’s only concern in basketball is how to win more championships. Still, Fajardo is such an incredible force that the individual awards just keep on piling up. Wednesday before Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, June Mar won his sixth straight Best Player of the Conference award in the All-Filipino, his 8th overall. Both numbers are league records by the way, he’s just padding his own lead against everyone else. Fajardo is naturally thankful but for him, it’s championship or bust. “Thankful ako na nakuha ko BPC pero hindi naman yun yung goal ko. Pero sobrang blessed ako,” he said. “Ang gusto namin yung championship, and alam namin na hindi kadaling makuha yon,” he added. Indeed, the defending champion Beermen were down to Magnolia entering Game 4 of the Finals. But 31 points and 14 rebounds later from June Mar in Game 4 and San Miguel has tied the best-of-7 series at two games each. Now, Fajardo and the rest of the Beermen are halfway into winning a record fifth straight Philippine Cup. “Basta maraming championships sana para mas masaya,” June Mar said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

PBA Finals: Reavis standing up to June Mar key for Magnolia

In Game 3 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Rafi Reavis totally outplayed five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Well not totally but the veteran Magnolia center sure made the San Miguel star work for his double-double. Add the fact that Reavis almost matched Fajardo’s double-double and he pretty much surpassed all expectations for Game 3. “Just respecting who he is. He's a great player and you just have to do you best and live with the outcome,” Reavis said of his Game 3 defense on June Mar. The result of that was 17 points and 14 rebounds for the MVP. The keys though were June Mar’s six turnovers and only 36 percent total shooting from the field. “Maybe, he just had an off night tonight. I don't know but you just try to do your best,” Reavis added. Aside from playing some tough defense, Rafi also shot 57 percent for 16 points on top of 15 rebounds. But regardless if he leads the team in scoring or posts no points at all, Reavis is more concerned with getting the win. On Sunday, the Hotshots got that win and they now lead the All-Filipino Finals, 2-1. “My thoughts? I dont really have any to tell you the truth. I’m just trying to do my job. I’m just trying to take what comes with it, and also hoping its a W,” he said. “The thing with me one point, 15 points, two rebounds, or 10 rebounds, nothing, it's all the same to me. The only difference is the W and that's all I care about,” Reavis added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

San Miguel exacts revenge on Magnolia to knot title series

MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo received sufficient help this time as San Miguel toppled Magnolia in a 108-101 win to level the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, May 3. Fajardo finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 steals, while 6 other players breached ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Magnolia stuns Fajardo, San Miguel in finals opener

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia built a lead big enough to fend off San Miguel and draw first blood in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, May 1.  The Hotshots had 6 players breaching double figures in the 99-94 win as June Mar Fajardo saw ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Magnolia weathers Fajardo, Beermen to strike first in Philippine Cup finals

Banking on the offense of Paul Lee, Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca, the Hotshots were able to withstand a big game from June Mar Fajardo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Beermen rip B Pier, seal No. 1 position

MANILA, Philippines - Cebuano behemoth June Mar Fajardo, with big help from teammates Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, made a sweet homecoming in his home.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Fajardo cops first Player of the Week plum in conference

June Mar Fajardo played like a two-time league MVP on the day San Miguel Beer played without an injured AZ Reid against bitter rival Alaska. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano big man was like a man possessed, particularly in the fourth period, banging 16 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

PBA- Dynasty continues, as San Miguel edges Magnolia to win all-Filipino title - ABS-CBN News

PBA: Dynasty continues, as San Miguel edges Magnolia to win all-Filipino title ABS-CBN News June Mar Fajardo scored 17 points and pulled down a record 31 rebounds, as San Miguel Beer defeated Magnoli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News15 hr. 9 min. ago