Lassiter fuels hot San Miguel start in win over NLEX
Marcio Lassiter and San Miguel Beermen are no longer using Mar Fajardo’s June absence as an excuse to stay away from the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.
“It sucks to see him,” Lassiter said after his fiery first game helped the Beermen win two games and beat the NLEX Road Warriors, 124-116, in front of a large crowd at the Mall. of Asia Arena on Sunday.
“But at the same time, we [have to] We go into every game knowing that we have complete confidence in our teammates. We know we have to shuttle each other, back each other up, and we just do it as a team.”
San Miguel, currently at 2-3 (win-lose), plays for the third consecutive game except for Fajardo, who is still recovering from undergoing a throat procedure due to an accidental blow from Rain or Shine. Steve Taylor Jr.
His absence, coupled with the murky San Miguel entry that began when initial pick Thomas Robinson was injured before the conference started, resulted in consecutive defeats — to the Bay Area away team. by a surprisingly large margin, 113-87, before falling to Converge two nights ago.
The previous game ruined the debut of rookie Devon Scott, who came after Diamond Stone failed to live up to Beermen’s expectations after three games.
After a fine performance against Converge, Scott improved slightly and got 26 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
That output impressed Austria, who nonetheless wanted to see a bit of Scott’s naughty side.
“He is trying to be nice to his teammates. And I kept telling him that sometimes you shouldn’t be nice to your teammates because there’s going to be a shot for you,” Austria explained.
“He’s very unselfish and sometimes his turns come from trying to give the ball to his teammates.”
Lassiter won 18 of his 22 points over six-thirds in a first-quarter backlash that put the Beermen ahead, 43-35.
Their biggest profit margin was at age 15, which NLEX managed to beat before Scott and the San Miguel locals — Vic Manuel, CJ Perez, Jericho Cruz and Mo Tautuaa — tried again. INQ
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