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    May 4, 2019
    In this file photo, Terrence Romeo takes a sip and a breather in the middle of his first practice with the Beermen.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    IT'S as if nothing happened the night before.

    San Miguel went on with its usual Saturday afternoon practice at the Greenmeadows gym, unmindful of the incident involving star guard Terrence Romeo in Game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals against Magnolia.

    Romeo joined the Beermen in practice less than 24 hours after being ejected Friday night following the successive technical fouls meted on him that led to his outright ejection at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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      The three-time league scoring champion was spared from the usual bantering by his teammates, and instead received some teasing from the coaching staff.

      Coach Leo Austria said he talked to Romeo before practice.

      "I just told him let's go. Let's move from here and focus on the series ahead," said Austria.

      San Miguel board of governor Robert Non, also a two-time former league chairman, however was not around the venue.

      Team manager Gee Abanilla did talk to Romeo just before the Beermen held practice.

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      "Gee talked to him just before practice," said Austria without elaborating what transpired during the conversation.

      As for the rest of the Beermen, Austria said the players took it like a real pro.

      "Naiintidihan naman nila yun. Player din naman sila, so they know how Terrence felt about it," added the San Miguel coach.

      Austria though is not privy whether Romeo already had a personal talk with Non, with who the San Miguel star had a 'little exchange of words' when Romeo was called for two straight technical fouls midway in the fourth quarter of the game which the Beermen won, 108-101.

      SPIN.ph sources however, disclosed top brass of SMC management, including Sports Director Alfrancis Chua, already talked to Romeo about the matter.

      As far as Austria is concerned though, everything is already water under the brigde,saying the four-time reigning champion should put its focus on the greatest task ahead - that is to win a fifth straight All-Filipino Cup crown.

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      "Sabi ko nga, I take everything positive. Our focus should be in the finals," he said.

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      In this file photo, Terrence Romeo takes a sip and a breather in the middle of his first practice with the Beermen.
      PHOTO: Jerome Ascano
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