The San Miguel Beermen able to escape the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok and kept their record perfect, 90-89.
June Mar Fajardo once again was in his “Kraken” mode as he delivered a monstrous double-double performance with his 16 points and 16 rebounds output.
SMB import Dezmine Wells added with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Wells was responsible to put the Beermen ahead after he made a layup at the 2:11 mark in the fourth quarter.
The Hotshots had several opportunities to get back in the game, yet, the shots of Mark Barroca and Ian Sangalang unable to find the bottom of the basketball nets of the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Paul Lee led the locals of Magnolia in scoring with his 22 points to go along with his four assists while their reinforcement player Romeo Travis delivered 31 points and 12 rebounds.
The defeat of Hotshots ended their three-game winning streak and now dropped to 3-2. For SMB they are one of the two teams (the other is TNT KaTropa) this conference which still has zero number in their loss column.
Dez Wells to June Mar Fajardo
San Miguel vs Magnolia Box Score
Beermen (90) – Ross 6, Fajardo 16, Cabagnot 13, Nabong 3, Wells 33, Lassiter 2, Santos 9, Pessumal 2, Standhardinger 5
Hotshots (89) – Barroca 7, Dela Rosa 7, Lee 22, Travis 31, Melton 3, Sangalang 14, Pingris 5