The eight-division boxing champion and the Floodubster’s listed coach joined his team in a game for the first time this season but let lead assistant Chris Gavina call the shots.
Pacquiao, however, left early, obviously disappointed after seeing the Floodbuster suffer a 109-80 defeat at the hands of the unbeaten Beermen.
The veteran gunner shared scoring honors with Reden Celda among Floodbuster locals with 13 points in a 109-80 rout at the hands of undefeated San Miguel Beer on Wednesday night at the Astrodome.
David was 6-of-12 from the field and had three rebounds in 15 minutes of play in Mahindra’s sixth loss in seven outings.
Alex Cabagnot and Charles Rhodes led the Beermen, who had the luxury of limiting June Mar Fajardo to less than nine minutes of play.
Despite the presence of officially listed coach Manny Pacquiao, the Floodbuster dropped a fourth straight assignment and sixth overall against one win.
Cabagnot fired a game-high 26 points in just three quarters and missed a double-double by just two rebounds, while dishing out four assists in just 25 minutes of play, while the import Rhodes also scored all his 20 points in the first three quarters as the Beermen starters rested in the fourth.
The Final Scoreboard Result:
SMB 109 – Cabagnot 26, Rhodes 20, Lassiter 18, Espinas 12, McCarthy 7, Reyes 6, Tubid 6, Santos 4, Van Opstal 4, Ross 2, Heruela 2, Agovida 2, Fajardo 0, Semerad 0, De Ocampo 0
MAHINDRA 80 – Wright 16, Celda 13, David 13, Corpuz 10, Revilla 7, Yee 7, Deutchman 6, Salva 4, Guevarra 2, Caperal 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Teng 0, Ballesteros 0
Quarterscores: 32-16, 55-31, 86-59, 109-80