WATCH: Best Player – Marcio Lassiter [San Miguel vs Phoenix | April 15, 2019]

Phoenix roughed up June Mar Fajardo up anew in Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against San Miguel. Calvin Abueva, Justin Chua, Doug Kramer, and Dave Marcelo took turns in making things tough for the reigning five-time MVP.

Fajardo was seeing double and triple teams almost every play. Most of the time, the plot worked wonders for the Fuel Masters, who limited Fajardo to a single point in the second period.

Terrence Romeo exploited the Fuel Masters’ ploy and scored six points as the Beermen regained the lead before Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Chris Ross put the finish touches to the victory.

Lassiter, who finished with a team-high 24 points, sealed the win with six straight points.

“We knew coming at the half that we weren’t playing the way we wanted to play. We just had to play the San Miguel way,” Lassiter said after the match. “We felt we could feed off the energy of the crowd. That was a really good push for us.”

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