San Miguel behemoth June Mar Fajardo is tipped to claim the Best Player of the Conference honors and afterwards is to lead the Beermen in a bid to move on the brink of their desired destination in the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup.
Fajardo and his teammates try to establish full control even as the TNT Tropang Giga are likely to draw inspiration on the return of coach Chot Reyes in Game 4 of the best-of-seven title playoff at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.
Game time is at 6:03 p.m. right after the brief ceremony to announce the winner of the coveted BPC plum.
Fajardo, the stats derby leader, further enhanced his drive with a monstrous 27-point and 27-rebound performance, leading the Beermen to a 108-100 overtime win Friday to seize command in the series at 2-1.
And the 6-foot-10 Cebuano giant later expressed his great desire to sustain their romp towards a return to the throne after a dry spell in the last two seasons.
“Gustong gusto namin mag-champion uli,” said Fajardo, realistic though that they have to work hard versus the titleholder.
The Tropang Giga are not about to give up. They’re likely to get boost on the return of their head coach from his trip to Beirut, Lebanon with Gilas Pilipinas.