The San Miguel Beermen hammered the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters as they start their third conference campaign, 130-119.
Dez Wells duplicated his 40-point plus scoring performance and this time he poured it in the PBA. Wells also had eight rebounds and seven assists as he showcased his all-around basketball skills.
Alex Cabagnot was the leading scorer local for coach Leo Austria. Cabaggy made 23 points, five rebounds, and three assists. He was later named as the Best Player of the Game.
Four Beermen scored in double-figures to fill-in the absence of their other scoring threats. Christian Standhardinger was in the game but was in limited minutes while Marcio Lassiter continues to be on their injured list.
June Mar Fajardo who was on the sidelines during their stint in 2019 EAST Asia Super League Terrific 12 was initially reported to be playing in limited minutes, thus, still logged his usual “Kraken” minutes with 36 minutes.
Fajardo had a double-double output with his 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Phoenix, on the other hand, rode on the massive performance of their import, Eugene Phelps who delivered 41 points and 20 rebounds. Still, not enough for them to pull the victory.
Matthew Wright scored 18 points while 2018 Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins had 14 points and seven boards.
Dez Wells With The Floater
San Miguel vs Phoenix Box Score
Beermen (130) – Wells 42, Cabagnot 23, Santos 18, Fajardo 17, Nabong 9, Ross 8, Romeo 7, Pessumal 6
Fuel Masters (119) – Phelps 41, Wright 18, Perkins 14, Napoles 9, Jazul 8, Garcia 7, Intal 6, Marcelo 6, Mallari 6, Chua 2, Dennison 2