Fajardo, Santos deliver key baskets as San Miguel outlasts Brgy. Ginebra in overtime, 104-97

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June Mar Fajardo scored on a post play off Greg Slaughter to force overtime then Arwind Santos came through with two big three-pointers in the extra period as San Miguel Beer scored a second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 104-97 decision over Barangay Ginebra Sunday at the MOA Arena.

With Christian Standhardinger resting a swollen right knee, Renaldo Balkman, Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot were the others that carried the load for the Beermen in a follow-up to their 106-94 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Wednesday.

The Beermen, thus, improved to 2-3 while the Gin Kings slid deeper down the chart at 1-5.

Standhardinger was confined on the bench as coach Leo Austria opted to rest him for a sore knee incurred in his practices with Stanley Pringle, Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy in preparation for their participation in the coming FIBA 3×3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

The scores:

San Miguel 104 – Balkman 27, Fajardo 24, Santos 19, Lassiter 11, Ross 10, Cabagnot 9, Mamaril 4, Rosser 0.

Brgy. Ginebra 97 – Brownlee 18, Aguilar 17, Devance 15, Thompson 13, Cruz 10, Slaughter 9, Mercado 8, Tenorio 7, Ferrer.

Quarterscores: 23-20, 47-43, 71-73, 93-93, 104-97.

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