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Santos posterized again, doesn’t mind getting dunked on



For the second time in the PBA Philippine Cup, Arwind Santos has found himself on the wrong end of a poster dunk, this time against TNT rookie Moala Tautuaa who scored a one-hand tomahawk slam over the San Miguel Beermen forward.

The posterization came a few games after Meralco rookie Chris Newsome dunked on Santos during the Beermen’s match against the Bolts. [READ: Tautuaa vs. The Spiderman]

Santos still had the last laugh as San Miguel dominated Talk ‘N Text, 97-84. Santos poured a game-high 30 points on 12-for-20 shooting and hauled down 12 rebounds.

Later, the veteran said such instances happen, especially when his challenge wasn’t “meant to block.”

“Yung challenge ko, hilaw yun e. Hindi siya meant to block eh. Sa lahat ng dumakdak sa akin, I’ll be honest, hindi siya talaga challenge na ba-blockin ko. Kung ba-blockin ko yun, hindi makakadunk sa akin yun. Kung titingnan mo, four fouls ako nun e,” he said.

Santos took the highlight in jest, even joking that he is no exception to getting dunked on. The only thing that matters for him is being in the league.

“Ganun talaga e, hindi naman ako yung taong hindi pwede dakdakan ng kahit sino. Ang importante, nananalo kayo, nakakapaglaro kayo sa PBA. Kahit sabihin mong dakdakan ako ni Monfort, so what diba? Walang masama doon. Always thankful ka lang (nasa PBA ka),” Santos shared, drawing laughter from reporters.

The 2012-13 league MVP added the Beermen’s chemistry has gotten better, and it’s what’s making the team difficult to stop.

Yung team namin, kung titingnan mo, hindi yung talent ang nagpapanalo. Yung trust namin sa isa’t isa, yung pagiging komportable namin, ang ganda. Tapos kung isasama pa namin ang talent namin, ang skills, ang focus, mas pulido kami. Mas mahirap kami talunin. Yun ang nangyayari, para sa akin,” Santos said.

And as far as Santos is concerned, he doesn’t mind getting dunked on. Not at all when San Miguel are 9-1 overall and are closer to booking an outright semi-finals slot.