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PBA Recap: San Miguel New Import Helped Clamped Down Barangay Ginebra

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San Miguel Beermen puts Barangay Ginebra San Miguel seven game winning streak to an end, 107-103.

PBA Recap: San Miguel New Import Helped Clamped Down Barangay Ginebra

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The Beermen survived the last quarter run initiated by the “Never-Say-Die” team, however time wasn’t enough to complete the comeback.

San Miguel started the scoring barrage in the first half and defended the low post area. Ginebra big-men forced to pass the ball outside their comfort zone and shoot three-pointers instead.

Gin Kings shoot miserably in the rainbow territory during that stretch where they’re 0-of-18 at the end of the second quarter.

SMB new import Terrence Watson was impressive in his PBA debut who was reported that he just won a championship ring in an Israel based basketball league.

Watson delivered 28 points and 17 rebounds for coach Leo Austria who forced to deploy an All-Filipino in his last two matches as former Beermen import (Terik Bridgeman) unable to deliver the scoring goods for them.

“He’s a big help, he’s a big factor and yung impact nya sa game kitang-kita eh” coach Leo Austria comments on his new acquired import during the post-game interview. “The good thing with him hindi sya na scout ng kalaban,” he added.

Terrence Watson Slam Dunk

From as high as 26 points lead, Barangay Ginebra’s famous mantra “Never Say Die” was seen once again especially in the final period. Although Raymond Aguilar played sloppy but his energy along with Kevin Ferrer ignited that late run of Ginebra.

Kevin Ferrer Adjusting In Mid-Air

Yet, the last two crucial buckets of Alex Cabagnot sealed the game. Cabagnot dropped 16 points and dished out 5 assists.

Chris Ross continues his aggressive scoring, this time around he logged 20 points while Arwind Santos added 23 points.

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Also, one of the most anticipated match-ups this season were witnessed by many PBA fans. In their first bout this year, Greg Slaughter won the scoring category while June Mar Fajardo owns the rebounding statistics.

GregZilla registered 16 points and 7 rebounds while the Kraken had 10 points and 15 boards.

Best Player: Terrence Watson
Quarters: 16-30 | 33-56 | 65-87 | 103-107

San Miguel vs Ginebra Box Score

Beermen (107) – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Ganuela-Rosser 3

Brgy. Ginebra (103) – Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Devance 15, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2

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