San Miguel Beermen One Win Closer to the Championship

San Miguel Beermen One Win Closer to the Championship

In a commanding performance, San Miguel asserted its dominance from the beginning, securing a convincing 103-85 victory over Magnolia in Game Two of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday night. The win propels San Miguel to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, showcasing their determination and teamwork.

San Miguel wasted no time in setting the tone, racing to a 31-16 advantage in the early stages of the game. Bennie Boatwright played a pivotal role in the Beermen’s commanding lead, contributing 23 of his 34 points within the first 24 minutes of action. Boatwright also showcased his versatility with 10 rebounds and five assists.

Marcio Lassiter added to San Miguel’s offensive firepower with 11 points, including three triples that helped him climb to fifth place in the all-time list for three-pointers made. The collective effort of the team, as emphasized by SMB coach Jorge Gallent, played a crucial role in their success.

“I’m happy we won. We just played as a team. We played as a unit,” commented Coach Gallent on the team’s cohesive performance.

Despite Magnolia’s attempts to replicate their comeback from the series opener, San Miguel maintained control throughout the game. Tyler Bey led the Hotshots with 22 points, 16 rebounds, an assist, and a steal, while Mark Barroca added 11 points.

While Magnolia mounted an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter, trimming a significant third-quarter deficit, the Beermen ensured there would be no letdown as they closed out the match. San Miguel’s resounding victory in Game Two places them in a favorable position as the series unfolds, leaving fans eager to witness the continued battle between these two formidable teams.i