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first_img“We’re still on track in achieving our goal, the top two,” said Austria. “It’s still possible.”NorthPort made a late challenge behind Stanley Pringle and Nico Elorde but eventually dropped to 2-5.Later in the evening, Barangay Ginebra hung around the game all night before LA Tenorio hit crucial triples, Japeth Aguilar made a lead-saving block and Aljon Mariano capped a strong night with icing free throws to lead the Kings to a 100-97 victory over Phoenix.Tenorio tied Alvin Patrimonio’s “Iron Man” streak of 596 consecutive games played and made the night even more special by making the big shots to lead the Kings to a 4-3 card.“The streak is good but what’s more important is we got this victory,” said Tenorio.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo pounded the Batang Pier with 40 points—a conference high—and 19 rebounds to help preserve the heavy lifting by Terrence Romeo early in the game and hand the Beermen their sixth win in nine outings.“It was a scary start for us,” said Beermen coach Leo Austria. “We didn’t have a good start. Usually if we have a good start … we’re able to control the tempo of the game. Fortunately, the players’ sense of urgency prevailed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRomeo, who finished with 23 points, kept the Beermen in the fight early, when the Batang Pier raced to leads of as many as 14 points.Fajardo was simply unstoppable as San Miguel stayed in the hunt for the playoff bonus awarded to the top two teams at the end of the preliminaries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was the slow start and the shaky finish. But with June Mar Fajardo in the middle—literally—of everything, San Miguel Beer managed to pull this one off.The defending champions held off NorthPort, 113-107, to shore up their drive for a twice-to-beat incentive in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phoenix still leads the league at 8-2 and still has an inside track at the twice-to-beat incentive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dreamers trip shorthanded Alab-PH five View commentslast_img read more