Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals between the San Miguel Beermen and the Blackwater Bossing scheduled on July 27, 2022, at 6:00 PM.
The San Miguel Beermen and the Blackwater Bossing are going to battle against each other in their first game in their twice-to-beat series. The Beermen finished atop the standings category with nine victories and just two defeats, earning the twice-to-beat upper hand, while the Bossings had five dubs and six falls at the eighth spot.
The most-awaited San Miguel is looking to append another championship to their already-stacked collection as the franchise already amassed nine total championships, including the historic five-peat run that the squad had from the seasons 2014-2019.
June Mar Fajardo led the team and finished in third place in scoring in the league overall, ending the eliminations with 18.6 points alongside 13.6 rebounds per game while outstandingly converting 63% of his shots. On the defensive end, “The Kraken” had 1.6 blocks and 1 steal per match for San Miguel.
CJ Perez had a great run in the eliminations, racking up 17.5 points, 7.6 boards, 5.9 assists, and 2.6 steals per contest as he enters another playoff race. Not only that, but he is also the first player to record a triple-double output during the elims. Jericho Cruz was surprisingly excellent for San Miguel as he had 16.9 points while hitting 50% of his shots all in all.
As a team in general, the Beermen squad averaged 101.7 points per game in the eliminations, leading the league in scoring. Moreover, they were the only team to average more than a hundred points in the same round.
Both teams clashed in the eliminations and it was one of the most nail-biting games. The contest reached overtime because of a scoring barrage by Blackwater when San Miguel had a commanding lead late in the match. Unfortunately for the Bossings, they lost in overtime.
As for Blackwater, on the other hand, they had a terrific run to start the conference and even sat in second place with a handful of wins, some delivered by Baser Amer, who knocked down two-consecutive game-winning shots for the team. They even had a four-game winning streak at one point in the elims.
However, their winning momentum fell into pieces after that defeat against San Miguel that was mentioned earlier and collected four more losses in the succeeding contests, ending the eliminations with a five-game losing slump.
Blackwater’s Ato Ular flabbergasted the team with astonishing outputs despite being a freshman. In a game during the eliminations, he had a league-high 34 big points and even earned a player of the week award in the conference, being the first rookie to do so this season. His skills will be tested once again against the big men-packed San Miguel.
Ular registered 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while hitting 54% of his shots. Casio added 12.4 points per game to finish the elimination round.
Furthermore, this is Blackwater’s first appearance in the Philippine Cup playoffs after a long, long time. Their last appearance was during the 2015-16 season where they got pushed away by Rain or Shine in the first phase of the post-eliminations.