July 4, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena
PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen halted the BlackWater Elite, 115-106, to barge into the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 this Wednesday at MOA Arena in Pasay. Veteran Arwind Santos carried the Beermen to its third straight victory with 23 big buckets and 15 rebounds . Marcio Lassiter also contributed 18 points while journeyman Kelly Nabong added 13 markers.
➤ SMB now sports a 6-4 win-loss slate and ranks 5th in the quarterfinals standings.
➤ Prized Puerto Rican import Renaldo Balkman was limited to only 12 points the entire ballgame.
➤ Four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.
➤ Henry Walker provided 26 points and 12 caroms for the losing Elite, while Mike DiGregorio chipped-in 19 points.
➤ San Miguel’s bench outscored Blackwater 56-27.
➤ The Elite notched its 10th loss in 11 games in the Commissioner’s Cup and dropped to last in standings (12th).