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Arwind Santos says that he’d rather lose by 50 than lose in Game Seven

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San Miguel just suffered their worst loss in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night.

After getting beaten by 33 by NorthPort Batang Pier in their conference opener last June 5, the Beermen received a harsh 36-point beating from the hands of familiar foes Magnolia Hotshots, 82-118.

It is the same Hotshots squad which they defeated in seven games in the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals.

But when press questioned SMB’s veteran forward Arwind Santos, he wasn’t too worried about the loss.

“Mas pipiliin namin na matambakan kami ng fifty points, basta ‘wag lang kaming matalo ng Game Seven,” said the former league MVP, who only had a point and two rebounds in the loss.

Santos did not take anything away from the Hotshots, though. He admitted they played superb all throughout, as evidenced by their 54-percent shooting clip, including 13-of-22 from the three-point area.

“Hindi naman porke maraming napatunayan ang San Miguel, hindi kami pwedeng tambakan. Nakita naman natin, napakaganda rin talaga ng laro nila,” said eight-time PBA champion.

“Lahat ng mga tira nila, pumapasok. Kabaligtaraan ng amin, hindi pumapasok. Ganoon lang talaga.”

But since he’s not sweating the loss, Santos also refuses to panic after the defeat dropped their card to 2-4. The 13-year pro believes that SMB still have a chance to make it to the next round.

“Tingin ko mayroon pa naman, pwede pa naman. Hindi pa naman sarado yung pinto doon sa part na yan.”

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