In a compelling showdown at the Mall of Asia Arena, San Miguel took control of the court and secured a commanding 106-96 victory over Brgy. Ginebra in Game Two of the PBA 48th Season Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series.
Bennie Boatwright, CJ Perez, and Marcio Lassiter showcased their prowess with pivotal shots in the final moments, propelling the Beermen to a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series on Friday night.
The stage is set for a potential clincher as SMB aims to dethrone the reigning champions in Game Three on Sunday at the same venue.
June Mar Fajardo’s stellar performance on both offense and defense, coupled with Jeron Teng’s impactful contributions, bolstered San Miguel’s quest for their 29th league title.
The Beermen set the tone early with an impressive 10-0 run and maintained their advantage as their star players delivered standout performances.
“We just want to start strong because we knew Ginebra will come out fighting. I just told the boys to try to dictate the tempo of the game and match their energy which came out very good for our start,” said SMB coach Jorge Gallent during the post-game presser.
Boatwright’s came out with his usual numbers of of 38 points and nine rebounds, highlighted by a crucial three-pointer that extended San Miguel’s lead to 99-93 with only 1:43 remaining in the game.