San Miguel has pressured TNT to inflict their first PBA Philippine Cup defeat on the once undefeated team after an 83-67 win at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga on Wednesday September 8th / p> With an average of 86.5 points in their winning streak of six games at the start of the conference, the Tropang Giga were limited to their lowest score as the Beermen got off to a brilliant start on the way to their fourth win in six games.
Marcio Lassiter led San Miguel with 19 points in addition to 6 rebounds and 3 assists, while Terrence Romeo scored 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Although he was limited to single digits with 8 points, he was bustling Six-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo got himself with 17 rebounds – almost half of the 38 boards TNT pulled down – and 3 steals for the Beermen.
CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa each contributed 13 points and 6 rebounds for San Miguel, who finished fourth.
The Beermen had a lead of 24:10 after the first quarter and never looked back and increased their lead in the third third to up to 27 points (64:37).
TNT managed to make up its deficit Cut in half by mid-last volley, 58-71, but failed to demonstrate the offensive brilliance that made it the team to beat in the all-Philippine conference as several of its key cogs fight .
Roger Pogoy scored 10 points on a 4-of-11 clip in loss, while Mikey Williams pocketed only 3 of his 13 shots for 7 points.
Kelly Williams, who scored 13 in the previous game, scored Points and 15 rebounds had turned back time, remained goalless for the Tropang Giga.
Kib Montalbo in his second year achieved the top scoring for TNT with 13 points and 4 assists, which remained at the top of the overall standings despite a 6-1 decline.
San Miguel 83 – Lassiter 19, Romeo 16, Tautuaa 13, Perez 13, Santos 9, Fajardo 8, Ross 3, Zamar 2, Pessumal 0, Gamalinda 0.
TNT 67 – Montalbo 13, Heruela 10, Pogoy 10, Rosario 9, M. Williams 7, Alejandro 7 , Erram 5, Marcelo 3, Mendoza 2, Castro 1, Exciminiano 0.
Delfin Diochino dreamed of becoming a PBA player but he didn’t have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to be an athlete – to write about her.
He started journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler after graduating in 2017.