June Mar Fajardo was simply unstoppable.
Fajardo put up an MVP performance that was one for the books as he finished 32 points on an immaculate 11-of-11 shooting from the field while grabbing 14 rebounds to lift the San Miguel Beermen past TNT KaTropa, 96-86, in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal elimination game on Wednesday.
The reigning five-time MVP imposed himself from the get-go, scoring at will as the Beermen zoomed to a 25-10 start.
By halftime, Fajardo already had 20 points and didn’t really need to do the heavy lifting in the succeeding quarters. He scored only three points early in the fourth period before sitting out the rest of the match.
More importantly, the Beermen kept their quest for a fifth straight Philippine Cup title after setting up a best-of-seven semifinal clash against top-seeded Phoenix.