The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 5:15 P.M. on April 22, 2017 in Mall of Asia Arena.
The Beermen is aiming for a five-game winning streak and keep its record unblemished while the Elasto Painters is looking for a back-to-back wins.
For the first time in his four-year PBA career, the reigning MVP and also the leading candidate for this year’s award went scoreless against Mahindra Floodbuster.
He was 0-of-4 and got one turnover in his nine minutes playing in the hardcourt.
Was the man known as the Kraken got outplayed in SMB vs Mahindra match? The answer is a big NO.
Beermen coach Leo Austria opted to give a rest to most of his starters to prepare them in a much bigger match.
After being down with a 17-point lead, Rain or Shine demonstrated to Phoenix Fuel Masters why they’re the current defending champion of the second conference.
RoS hit the scoring surge button in the payoff period led by Jeff Chan and the E-Painters took home with the W.
“It’s a good comeback,” ROS coach Caloy Garcia said. “I told them if they wanted to get the game, it’s up to them. We just had to cut down the lead. The nice thing is they didn’t give up.”
Shawn Taggart added 20 points along with his 17 rebounds while Jericho Cruz chipped in 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.