San Miguel Beermen finally managed to put up a consistent performance in back-to-back games as it beat the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters, 128-108, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
As a result, the Beermen continued their playoff push as they hiked up their win-loss record to 4-5, good for a seventh place in the team standings.
Import Chris McCullough picked up from where he left off from his last game, powering San Miguel with 37 points this time to go with 13 rebounds, four assists, and a steal in over 32 minutes.
June Mar Fajardo gave a huge lift as well as he ended up with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks, while Alex Cabagnot had 16 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals in the rout.
Terrence Romeo had 13 points before leaving the game late in the third with an injured finger, Christian Standhardinger added 10, as the Beermen went on a tear in the second quarter to pull away permanently, leading by as many as 28 points early in the payoff period.
Richard Howell had 15 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal to lead Phoenix, which dropped to joint eighth with Alaska with 4-6 card.
SAN MIGUEL 128 – McCullough 37, Fajardo 22, Cabagnot 16, Romeo 13, Standhardinger 10, Pessumal 8, Lassiter 6, Santos 5, Lanete 3, Nabong 3, Ross 3, Zamar 2.
PHOENIX 108 – Howell 15, Wright 14, Guevarra 14, Chua 12, Jazul 12, Mallari 10, Intal 8, Perkins 7, Marcelo 5, Napoles 5, Kramer 4, Gamboa 2, Wilson 0, Dennison 0.
Quarter scores: 30-21, 61-45, 97-70, 128-108.