The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text TNT Tropang Giga at 6:45 PM on November 26, 2022 live from the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila.
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The Beermen are eyeing to register their sixth victory this conference and make it a three-game winning streak while the Tropang Giga are holding on their dear life and hoping that their slim opportunity to jump to the playoffs continues to be alive.
The 2022 PBA Philippine Cup finalists will be having a rematch tonight but unlike in the previous conference where they both reigned supreme particularly in the eliminations round, in this ongoing second conference their situation is somehow a bit opposite.
San Miguel has just reached a .500 winning percentage after hovering for several weeks at the borderline of the five bottom teams while TNT is still in the process of getting out of that pit.
Good thing, SMB’s main weapon is back as June Mar Fajardo is once again healthy and ready to dominate the basketball floors. In his return against the Terrafirma Dyip last Wednesday, the man who is also known as the “Kraken” wasted no time and delivered 20 points and nine rebounds.
According to SMB assistant head coach Jorge Gallent, Fajardo was already game-ready for some time now after his successful operation on his throat.
“Even if he sat down for three weeks, but June Mar was already practicing for two weeks,” said Gallent. “We’re just waiting the doctors’ advice that he can already play.”
For TNT on the other hand, it was reported that Jayson Castro got hurt during their match versus the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and also their import Cameron Oliver. The KaTropa brought in Matthew Warren Mobley and was immediately put on a test against the league-leading Bay Area Dragons where he made 38 points and five rebounds.
If the Tropang Giga is able to secure the win tonight, they’ll be joining the crowded middle-pack teams that win at least five wins.
“We have to beat San Miguel and even then, di pa rin namin hawak ang fate namin,” said coach Chot Reyes.