Santos swallows San Miguel’s ‘painful’ loss to Ginebra


first_imgLATEST STORIES In the four years since San Miguel hired Leo Austria as its head coach, the Beermen have never lost a finals series until Wednesday when they surrendered to the crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra.Santos, a seven-time champion, has experienced countless losses in his 12-year professional career but this setback stung the most for him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner’s Cup title An articulate man, Santos still had the look of someone simply going home after a day’s work but his words gave away his unbridled emotion. MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “We accept what happened even if it’s painful,” said Santos in Filipino after their 93-77 Game 6 loss in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. “We’re all people here and we all get hurt.”The Beermen, the defending champions going into the series, even took a 2-1 series lead after two consecutive blowout wins in Games 2 and 3 but lost steam in the following three outings.READ: Slaughter ‘difference maker’ for Ginebra in 1st Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 yearsSan Miguel’s stand in the first half of Game 6 was its last hoorah after the Gin Kings put up an intoxicating 27-8 third quarter to take a 62-46 lead en route to the clincher.Santos, although saddened by the loss, still found a way to cope with his emotions.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “This is still a good thing for people who are always winning that success won’t always come,” said Santos who had five points, six rebounds, and two blocks. “Sometimes you will get hurt.”“But if you get hurt, it doesn’t mean that you’re unlucky, or that you’re not blessed. You should know that not everything would go your way. There are things that rightfully belong to you, if not then don’t force it but the important thing is you just pray for it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Slaughter ‘difference maker’ for Ginebra in 1st Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 years ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Arwind Santos walked out of the parquet floor of Mall of Asia Arena in a not too familiar situation.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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