MOTIVATION is something Blackwater and San Miguel Beer would not be lacking in when they tangle Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Elite are gunning for a third straight win and sixth in seven games overall that would break them out of their current leadership tie with NorthPort and TNT.
For their part, the Beermen are bristling to crash the win-column after dropping their first two games in the mid-season conference.
It marked the second straight year that SMB started the Commissioner’s Cup with two straight losses. The Beermen actually went 0-3 in the same conference last season, but still made it to the finals and settled for a runner-up finish against eventual champion Barangay Ginebra.