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Cabagnot deflects barometer tag but numbers say otherwise

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Alex Cabagnot deflected being tagged the barometer for San Miguel’s success in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals after his solid showing in the crucial Game 4 that allowed the Beermen to level the series to two games apiece.

“I hope not. It’s a team effort and everybody has to pull their own weight and it shouldn’t be determined on one player’s plus-minus or activity on the court,” Cabagnot said said after the Beermen’s thrilling 106-101 Game 4 victory.

But the numbers speak otherwise.

In San Miguel’s victories in Games Two and Four, Cabagnot has averaged 22.0 points, way better compared to this stat-line in Beermen’s losses in Games One and Three, where he only normed for 2.5 points on a lethargic 18-percent shooting clip.

But Cabagnot said he is focused on the collective success of the squad as he believes that San Miguel needs all help they could get to stop the Terrence Jones-powered TNT.

“I don’t wanna think about it like that, pero tulong-tulong lang. It’s something cumulative for everybody to do, so I hope we can continue,” he said. “We didn’t do anything special today, we just tied it, and it’s just 2-2.”