Three cheers for San Miguel Beer for its post-Christmas Day work against Terrafirma.
The Beermen overpowered the Dyip, 100-88, to storm to their third straight win in the Season 46 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Terrence Romeo exploded with 23 points, including 11 in the opening stanza, to spark the Beermen to the 12-point romp in one of the offerings in the PBA’s “Season of Joy” Yuletide Special supported by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Import Brandon Brown matched Romero’s scoring output, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists in a bounceback performance from his 12-point production last time.
CJ Perez (17 markers and eight rebounds) and Vic Manuel (14 and eight) were also solid as SMB foiled the upset plans of the Dyip (1-4), who were looking to repeat their 110-104 overtime reversal in the last Philippine Cup in Bacolor.
“We made a lot of sacrifices during the holidays because we were down, 0-2, and it’s hard to climb back from that with most of the teams preparing hard,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.
“I commend the players for recognizing the importance of our next games after we lost two consecutive and doing something about it,” he added.