Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Quarterfinals between the San Miguel Beermen and the Meralco Bolts scheduled on March 18, 2022, at 3:00 PM.
The San Miguel Beermen and the Meralco Bolts clashes in their first matchup in the quarterfinals. It is going to be a thriller for the Beermen fans since San Miguel is having the twice-to-beat disadvantage in the series.
Both teams ended the conference with seven wins and four losses. However, because of the lesser quotient that the Beermen finished with, the Bolts takes the twice-to-beat advantage.
Norman Black, head coach of the Bolts, stated that he is glad about the playoff advantage as they battle against San Miguel and added they are going to need it.
“This game was the determining factor on whether we would be falling down to the end of the elimination round,” said Black. “It gets a little bit, you know, sketchy at times when you don’t know exactly what’s going to happen.”
“You have to win to make it. Lose, then it creates problems for you. At this point, I’m just happy we got that twice-to-beat because we’re going to need it against San Miguel.” he added.
Shabazz Muhammad has been phenomenal for San Miguel despite just playing three games so far. The import leads the league in scoring with 39 points and even dropped 57 points against Meralco back on the 5th of March. Muhammad also averages 19 rebounds per game and a block on the defensive end.
Fajardo adds 14.5 points in their scoring production while Manuel averages 14 per matchup. The five-time MVP also is grabbing 11.1 boards per game.
Leo Austria said that he does not want his powerhouse team to kick the contest with a slow start against a deadly Bolts team that is out for revenge after their loss back in the conference.
“I’m certain they won’t hold back this time,” Austria said. “We cannot afford to have another slow start. We need to execute our gameplan for the entire 48 minutes,”
Meralco is currently ready against the powerful Beermen and is confident with the upper hand in the series.
Tony Bishop was superb all throughout the conference, averaging 28.4 points, 13.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals, played all eleven games, and is shooting decently as he converted 49% of all his shots. In addition, Bishop also is averaging 46% from long range.
Allein Maliksi aids the import in terms of scoring with 16.5 points per game while also shooting 49% on his shots. The lethal three-pointer is averaging 40% from deep also.