MANILA, Philippines-Facing an established opponent determined on venturing out of a rut, San Miguel looked to its old reliables for a slim 100-98 triumph over Magnolia, prolonging its winning methods the PBA Governor’s Cup on Sunday evening.
Marcio Lassiter had 18 factors while foundation June Mar Fajardo contributed 16 and also 10 rebounds in the limited competition at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao as the Beermen increased to 4-0 for a share of the seminar lead.
“This was a test for us. Magnolia’s a very organized team, so this [win] was a big game for us as it [gives us an idea] where we stand in this league,” claimed trainer Jorge Gallent, whose fees signed up with Converge and also NLEX as very early leaders of the 3rd seminar.
Import Cameron Clark blazed a trail with 19 factors and also 10 rebounds, while fellow beginners CJ Perez and also Simon Enciso contributed twin-digit ratings completed by Jericho Cruz’s 13 off the bench.
“Everybody stepped up—whomever I put in the game. They give their 110 percent even if they know that they’d only play five to seven minutes,” included Gallent.
Magnolia’s triad of Paul Lee, Jio Jalalon, and also Mark Barroca maintained their sis group within arm’s reach late in the video game. They all contended the very least 13 factors in the stand.
Calvin Abueva brought Magnolia to within 2, 100-98, with 18 ticks staying.
Lee’s three-way would certainly’ve won it for the Hotshots, however with San Miguel protectors rejecting him a clear appearance, the protective club had no selection however to work out for a 3rd straight loss in as numerous video games.
Erik McCree just had 13 factors and also 8 rebounds in what is toning up as his last video game with Magnolia.
San Miguel fires for a fifth-straight win versus 3-1 Meralco this Thursday, while Magnolia will certainly attempt to quit the blood loss versus 1-4 Phoenix this Friday.
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