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    No time to relax for SMB as Terrence Romeo shakes off 'jinx' tag

    Feb 6, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    DON'T tell Terrence Romeo that he's a 'jinx' to San Miguel Beer.

    The flamboyant guard finally got his first victory in an SMB uniform after the Beermen's 93-79 trouncing of Blackwater on Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

    "Masaya," said Romeo as he finally got the monkey off of his back.

    The three-time scoring champion finally looked confortable in his 24 minutes on the floor, showing glimpses of his old form while compiling 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a block.

    But the numbers are the least of Romeo's concerns. He said his lone priority is to contribute to San Miguel's bid for a fifth straight all-Filipino championship.

    "Gusto ko lang mag-basketball, manalo, makatulong sa team," he said. "Masaya ako na kahit papaano, nakatulong ako sa team. Masaya din ako kasi kita na natin yung team effort."

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      Romeo, though, would be the first to acknowledge that the Beermen still needs to fix a lot of things if they want to get themselves back in top form.

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      "Marami pa kaming dapat ayusin. Marami pa kaming dapat i-correct. Di magiging madali ang mga next games namin so kailangan namin mag-focus," he said.

      San Miguel returns to the court on Sunday against Magnolia at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a rematch of last year's finals.

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      "Yung game na to, makakalimutan na namin. Titingnan namin yung mga pagkakamali namin tapos pagdating sa next game, sana ma-scout namin ng maayos yung Magnolia and ma-execute namin yung plays namin."

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