Christian Standhardinger downplays explosive performance in victory over NLEX

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Christian Standhardinger downplayed his 36-point effort on Saturday that helped San Miguel survive the absence of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.

Standhardinger shook off the effects of a long flight from Jakarta and the weekend Manila traffic to produce the highest single-game output of his career and power the Beermen to a winning start in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

It was indeed a night to remember but the Fil-German quickly dispelled insinuations that his performance may well be the turning point of his young PBA career.

“I don’t think there’s something like a turning point,” Standhardinger said after San Miguel’s 125-112 victory over NLEX at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There’s only like hardwork and little steps in the right direction. Turning points, I think, are a thing of imagination.

“I think, it is hard, hard work, little by little, centimeter by centimeter you get better and better. And hopefully, you reach the top or if you fall down, you have to try and crawl up again,” he added.