‘Not about points:’ Standhardinger happy to put up efficient showing for San Miguel

first_imgSteaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station “This is very big you know we always play catch up basketball but we kept fighting and I’m happy,” said Standhardinger. “At the end of the day, we were victorious.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ McCullough says he just ‘tried to get everybody up’ during curse-filled SMB timeout Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer View commentscenter_img Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MANILA, Philippines—It took some time for Christian Standhardinger to make a huge impact for San Miguel in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT The top overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft was pedestrian for most of the conference, averaging just 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds prior to the Beermen’s opening game of the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine.Seemingly hidden within San Miguel’s schemes, Standhardinger went largely unnoticed since the Elasto Painters focused more on five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsStandhardinger, though, made Rain or Shine pay when he had his best game of the conference with 20 points, on 8-of-10 shooting, and eight rebounds.“You know it’s not about the points, I was just trying to do my job and I’m happy I was able to be efficient for my team today,” said Standhardinger with a humble tone Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Benefits of township living Standhardinger was also vital in San Miguel’s late-game surge when he scored nine of his total points in the payoff period.Fajardo, meanwhile, went for nine points and nine rebounds the whole game but it didn’t matter since Standhardinger took control of the paint for San Miguel.Standhardinger said that the Game 1 win was crucial for them especially with how Rain or Shine controlled the match from the get-go, even starting off with a 20-7 lead early in the first quarter.The Elasto Painters still held fort in the third with a 66-59 lead off of Carl Montgomery’s dunk with 7:29 to play in the period.San Miguel, however, fought back at the end of the third and took 85-83 lead en route to shutting down Rain or Shine in fourth.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptistslast_img

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