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Fajardo says Slaughter ‘got stronger’ since return from injury


first_imgPBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter may be his rival on the court, but June Mar Fajardo is just glad to see the Barangay Ginebra center back.“I’m happy that he’s back and playing again for Ginebra,” Fajardo said in Filipino on Sunday. “He’s been playing well since returning this conference. He’s dominating the paint again.”ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Slaughter poured in 16 points and hauled down seven rebounds while Fajardo posted a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds to help the Beermen beat the Gin Kings,107-103.Just like Slaughter, the reigning three-time PBA Most Valuable Player is also on the road to recovery after sustaining a calf injury earlier in the conference.“I’m feeling well and I’m already healthy. I struggled a bit on my offense but I’m making it up on defense and the other things I can help my team with,” Fajardo said.The Beermen are starting to become the team tipped to capture a Grand Slam, having won two games in a row after a shaky 3-3 start.“It’s all credit to my teammates. Hopefully, we sustain this.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Break new ground Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Facing off for the first time since the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, The Cebuano giants clashed for the first time on Sunday since the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.READ: Slaughter shrugs off matchup with Fajardo: ‘It’s team-on-team’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFajardo thinks Slaughter, who was out for almost a year due to an ACL injury, is better than he was before.“He’s always been good. But now, he got stronger and wider. It’s easier for him to score now and he even beat me in scoring,” he said. MOST READ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend FEU’s Dennison sets career-high amid jeers from DLSU crowdlast_img

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