SMB clinches PBA Finals spot with decisive sweep over Ginebra

SMB clinches PBA Finals spot with decisive sweep over Ginebra

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beermen San Miguel Beermen are back in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

SMB defeated Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, at 94-91, before 15,126 supporters during the Game 3 semifinals showdown at the MOA Arena in Pasay City on Sunday.

Bennie Boatwright broke the hearts of the Barangay when he scored an impressive 26 points as well as 13 rebounds and he also shot 6-of-12 from the outside and they made rapid progress over Ginebra which they defeated in just three games.

Following a tight encounter during the opening 30 minutes of play, the Beermen were able to get away in the final 30 minutes from Gin Kings in the final canto and saw SMB running late to take a lead of 90-79 after a trey hit by CJ Perez around the 4:48 mark.

Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar Scottie Thompson, Japeth Agilar, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson and Christian Standhardinger tried to claw back and they brought Ginebra close to third place with 39.7 ticks remaining However, it was the closest they were able to get. BGSM ultimately bid its Commissioner’s Cup campaign goodbye.

The Beermen are waiting to see the winner of the semifinals match that will be played between Magnolia Hotshots Chicken Timplados as well as Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters. Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters.

This marks the Beermen’s 44th PBA Finals appearance in their history. They also took revenge for the 2022/23 Governors’ Cup semis defeat against Ginebra in which Justin Brownlee and the Gin Kings defeated them in just three games.