PBA: Well-rested San Miguel dispatches NLEX
MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Skipper Alex Cabagnot had 18 markers as Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter pumped in 17 and 16, respectively.NLEX leaned on JR Quiñahan who had 17 points while Juami Tiongson and Poy Erram each had 16, but they had no answer to Beermen’s torrid shooting from downtown.San Miguel had 20 conversions from the three-point land, three buckets away from the all-time league record they share with TNT.“They played really hard—especially in the first period. The sense of urgency was really evident,” Austria said.The victory hiked San Miguel Beer’s record to 5-3. The Beermen face struggling NorthPort this Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Is third time the charm for Alyssa Valdez? Volleyball star hopes to finally taste SEA Games medal Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title NLEX, which slid to 2-5, faces Alaska next on Mar. 13 in a yet-to-be-determined venue.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments June Mar Fajardo explodes for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESReigning PBA Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer went out with guns blazing early and carved out a 121-111 wire-to-wire decision over NLEX Friday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.“I’m so happy tonight for that win. But we’re still aiming for one of the top two slots,” said Beermen coach Leo Austria. “It’s [going to be] very hard but the chance is still there.”ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The four-time conference champions mounted a blistering 28-4 run in the opening salvo en route to the victory with June Mar Fajardo leading the way.The reigning Most Valuable Player finished the game with 27 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of assists including an audacious triple from the right corner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAsked about the strong start, Austria, whose team improved to 5-3, said it was all thanks to the 26 days of break.“It helped us because we suffered a lot of injuries and illnesses to our players. And when June Mar and Marcio (Lassiter) came back from Kazakhstan, they weren’t that much in shape,” the mentor explained in Filipino. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.