Latest PBA season league team standing(7-1)San Miguel vs NLEX Dec 9, 2015 replay – Philippine Cup, Roadwarriors standing (4-4) match-up clash at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.
That’s what lies ahead for the San Miguel Beermen, starting with a match with Asi Taulava and his NLEX teammates Wednesday, then their keenly awaited duels with elite rivals TNT and Alaska Milk.
“You can’t get a tougher windup than that. It’s a killer stretch,” said SMB coach Leo Austria.
The Beermen must do well in that run if they’re to clinch an automatic semifinal berth in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup.
San Miguel and NLEX clash at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.
SMB (7-1) and Alaska Milk (7-1) are running neck-and-neck on top, followed closely by Rain or Shine (6-2). TNT and Globalport are nursing slim hopes of making the top two with their identical 5-3 slates.
Tournament format calls for the eliminations’ top two to automatically make the semis. The next eight go through a cutthroat two-phase quarterfinals stage game schedule high lights and replay here.
“We’ll do our best to finish at least second. Masyadong mahirap dumaan sa quarterfinals. Nakakatakot yung second part ng quarterfinals which is a knockout match,” said Austria.
The Road Warriors are as determined to do good in the homestretch of the elims with their hopes to land in the Top Six.
Final Boxscore Result:
SAN MIGUEL 88 – De Ocampo 17, Cabagnot 17, Tubid 14, Santos 9, Fajardo 9, Arana 9, Heruela 7, Reyes 4, Lutz 2, Omolon 0, Ross 0.
NLEX 80 – Villanueva J. 20, Taulava 20, Anthony 12, Borboran 10, Villanueva E. 8, Enciso 6, Lanete 2, Khobuntin 1, Reyes 1, Alas 0, Camson 0.
Quarters: 20-10, 37-34, 59-56, 78-78, 88-80