PBA San Miguel vs NLEX “Saturday” December 17 replay – Philippine Basketball Association at Cagayan De Oro City 5:00PM game #27. Beermen (3-1) stays top 1 rank Philippine Cup 2017 versus rival NLEX Road Warriors (1-3) 2nd of lowest latest rank stands.
NLEX coach Yeng Guiao hopes to stop his team’s recent slide, facing defending champion San Miguel may not be the best opponent to face.
On paper, at least.
The two teams battle each other in the PBA Philippine Cup in Cagayan de Oro at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Alex Cabagnot typified the Beermen’s torrid shooting with 18 points built around four triples, on top of four assists, four boards, and two steals to lead five players who scored in twin digits for the the reigning champions, who won for the third straight game and fourth overall in five games.
The Road Warriors, despite welcoming back Asi Taulava after being out with migraines, suffered a fourth straight setback after starting the season with a win as they fell just two points shy of matching their worst defeat in franchise history, according to chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III.
June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, who played over 38 minutes in the nail-biting win over Mahindra, saw just 29 and 26 minutes of action, respectively, and still contributed significantly with 15 points apiece.
|PBA Philippine Cup standings|
|GlobalPort||3||1||Bkw (Dec. 21)|
|Rain or Shine||3||1||Star (Dec. 18)|
|San Miguel Beer||3||1||NLEX (Dec. 17)|
|Blackwater||3||2||Gpt (Dec. 21)|
|Talk N Text||3||2||Ala (Dec. 23)|
|Alaska||2||2||Gin (Dec. 18)|
|Meralco||2||2||Phx (Dec. 21)|
|Star||3||2||RoS (Dec. 18)|
|Ginebra||3||2||Ala (Dec. 18)|
|Phoenix||3||3||Mer (Dec. 21)|
|NLEX||1||3||SMB (Dec. 17)|
|Mahindra||0||5||Bkw (Dec. 25)|
|~Standings updated after Dec. 16, Friday games|
Final Boxscore Result:
|San Miguel||Final Score||NLEX|
SMB 106 – Cabagnot 18, Fajardo 15, Santos 15, Garcia 12, Tubid 11, Lassiter 11, Espinas 7, Reyes 6, Heruela 5, De Ocampo 4, Ross 2, Van Opstal 0, Agovida 0, McCarthy 0
NLEX 80 – Alas 12, Guinto 12, J. Villanueva 12, Soyud 11, Lastimosa 8, Taulava 7, Gotladera 6, Anthony 4, Khobuntin 4, Rios 4, Monfort 0, Camson 0, Lanete 0, Baracael 0
Quarterscores: 31-19, 60-37, 82-53, 106-80