PBA 2018:

Magnolia Hotshots shocks San Miguel Beermen, 109-108

September 30, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots shocked the San Miguel Beermen, 109-108, courtesy of Paul Lee‘s monster game in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Lee backstopped the Hotshots with his 28 points and the game-winner with 34 seconds left and the Beermen leading 108-107.

Notes:

➤ Import Romeo Travis also added 18 markers and 12 boards for the Hotshots, while post-operator Ian Sangalang made 16 points and 8 rebounds. Sangalang also swatted the potential game-changer layup from Alex Cabagnot in the waning seconds of the fourth.

➤ San Miguel’s new import Kevin Murphy top-scored with 37 points and 10 rebounds, while Christian Standhardinger also added 27 goals and 16 boards.

➤ SMB did not have Junemar Fajardo due to injury (shin fracture).

Magnolia is now 4-1 in the Governors’ Cup, while San Miguel dropped to a 2-3 win-loss slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 29-36, 57-61, 84-88, 109-108.

magnolia: 109

Lee 28, Travis 18, Sangalang 16, Melton 12, dela Rosa 10, Barroca 8, Jalalon 5, Simon 3, Ramos 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 2.

san miguel: 108

Murphy 37, Standhardinger 27, Lassiter 14, Santos 8, Nabong 6, Ross 6, Cabagnot 4, Pessumal 3, Heruela 3, de Ocampo 0.

Posted on October 1, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Blackwater cuffs San Miguel, 103-100

September 5, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Blackwater Elite cuffed the San Miguel Beermen, 103-100 this Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Henry Walker led the Elite’s stunning victory with his impressive 35 buckets, 17 boards and 7 steals, while local Mike Digregorio chipped-in 21 markers.

Notes:

Nard Pinto also made 15 points and 9 caroms, while Poy Erram added a respectable 10 goals and 9 rebounds haul for the Elite.

➤ The losing Beermen got consolation from reinforcement AZ Reid who dropped 26 markers and 12 boards, while bullish Fil-German Christian Standhardinger contributed 20 points.

➤ San Miguel did not have reigning MVP Junemar Fajardo who is nursing a shin injury. Blackwater meanwhile, had Erram making his return to the PBA after playing for the national team in the Asian Games.

➤ SMB fell down to a 1-1 win-loss record, while Blackwater improved to 2-1 in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 27-25, 43-46, 74-82, 103-100.

blackwater: 103

Walker 35, Digregorio 21, Pinto 15, Erram 10, Zamar 8, Maliksi 6, Jose 4, Al-Hussani 2, Belo 2, Sumang 0, Cortez 0.

san miguel: 100

Reid 26, Standhardinger 20, Lassiter 13, Nabong 12, Cabagnot 12, Heruela 7, Ross 6, Santos 4.

Posted on September 6, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team