San Miguel Fires Up in First Half, Holds Off Magnolia in Commissioner's Cup Opener

San Miguel Fires Up in First Half, Holds Off Magnolia in Commissioner’s Cup Opener

In a scintillating display of firepower, San Miguel launched a relentless assault in the first half and managed to withstand a late surge from Magnolia Chicken Timplados, securing a 103-95 victory in Game One of the PBA 48th season Commissioner’s Cup at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The Beermen orchestrated a shooting spree, with Bennie Boatwright and Marcio Lassiter sealing the second period with three consecutive three-pointers. This offensive surge resulted in a blazing 41-point second quarter, propelling San Miguel to a commanding 61-44 halftime lead.

Despite a late comeback attempt by Magnolia’s second-stringers, the Beermen remained in control throughout the majority of the game, asserting dominance in the opening match of the best-of-seven championship series between the two sister teams. The victory sets the tone for what promises to be an intense and closely contested series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.