The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 7:00 P.M. on June 21, 2019 live from the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
The Beermen are looking to climb up and join the top-eight teams while the Aces wanted to snag their fifth win when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes tonight in Pasay City.
The Aces has brought in a new face import in the league as they replaced the 20.2 points and 12 rebounds stats of Chris Daniels.
Nino Johnson had his first test against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters and it appears that he needs more time to gel with his teammates and the type of basketball in the PBA.
Thanks to the Alaska Aces locals who kept their team in the game but unfortunately came short at the end of regulation.
Johnson only managed to contribute a mere 6 points and 4 rebounds in his debut. The reason of his not-so-good performance is because the new Alaska’s foreign hire wasn’t feeling well.
“He’s more active in practice this week, and then today I don’t know what it was,” said Compton of Johnson. “You can see he was not feeling that well and it showed he doesn’t cover grounds I had to sub him out for a few minutes. He’s getting some cramps in his stomach”, he added.
Coach Compton as well as his teammates are hoping that their import has now recovered and will bring his “A-game” against their Finals tormentor in tonight’s PBA main-game.
For the Beermen’s camp, they’re once again in an unfamiliar situation after they absorbed another defeat in their last outing against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Despite of the triple-double performance from Chris Ross and stellar performance of Charles Rhodes in the fourth quarter where he lifted the Beermen and pushed the game to overtime still they’re unable pick up another “W” for their squad.
“I’ll just go out and evaluate the game, and let’s see how I can even do better,” said Rhodes.