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Pessumal finally shines for SMB

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By Miles Morales

Flooded with San Miguel’s stacked backcourt line up, Von Pessumal has long been waiting for his moment to shine.

And the day finally came on Sunday as Pessumal didn’t waste the opportunity, delivering 14 points built by 3 triples in the absence of Beermen’s resident shooter Marcio Lassiter who nursed 4 early fouls in the first half.

Pessumal also recorded three rebounds, three steals, and an assist to help the Beermen to a 114-96 rout over the Aces, a win that pushes the defending champs into the Top 6.

It is worth noting that half of Pessumal’s production came during a 15-5 run that extended an 8-point lead to a 94-76 cushion with 8:11 left to play.

“I’m just ready to play every game. I know sometimes things don’t go your way, like kanina three fouls si Marcio. In order for us to get back in the game I have to step up talaga,” Pessumal said.

“It’s always good to win especially ‘pag malapit na playoffs kasi not only do we get better positioning but our confidence coming into the playoffs mataas,” said the third-year guard out of Ateneo De Manila University.