JUNE Mar Fajardo is not worried that most of the San Miguel Beer offense is coming from just a select few in their PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal series against Rain or Shine.
Only four Beermen contributed significantly to the Beermen's offense in their 114-108 Game Three win, with AZ Reid scattering 37 points, Alex Cabagnot tallying 26, and Lassiter and Fajardo 17 apiece.
That accounted for 97 points or 85.1 percent of their total output, with Ronald Tubid (8), Chris Lutz (7) and Arwind Santos (2) the only other SMB scorers against the Elasto Painters last Monday.
Fajardo, though, stressed they are not monopolizing the leather.
“Maganda naman rotation namin,” the back-to-back MVP frontrunner said. “It just so happened na nag-e-end up lang sa amin yung bola.”
But Fajardo was quick to add they don’t expect their teammates to be freeloaders as they try to finish off the Painters in Game Four on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
“Kailangan din namin yung contribution ng bench namin,” said the Cebuano slotman, who shot 4-of-8 from the field and 9-of-13 from the charity stripe and also registered eight boards, two assists, and one block, against five turnovers in 32 minutes in Game Three.
Fajardo has been unstoppable down low on offense, being a head taller than most his defenders, but has found a hard time matching up defensively against the Painters’ quicker, shooting big men.
But the 6-foot-10 center believes no match-up problem can deny the Beermen a second finals appearance this season.
“Basta hindi lang kami mag-kumpiyansa kasi alam naman natin Rain or Shine, mag-bo-bounce back sila,” Fajardo said.