The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 5:15 P.M. on May 27, 2017 in Ynares Center – Antipolo.
The Beermen is looking to bounce back from a loss against Ginebra and strengthen their chance to land the twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals while the Aces aims to snap its five-game losing skid.
The Aces started the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a four-game winning streak boasting its tough defense.
Then all of the sudden, they’ve found themselves stuck on those early four wins and now at the bottom of the standings.
Not to mention, the Aces is only few losses away from Phoenix and GlobalPort, the other two teams working hard to climb up and back to contention.
“We are not having a problem scoring the ball, but our defense has been porous, may mga butas-butas,” rued Compton.
“The last two years, by most metrics, we’ve been the best team in a conference in the whole PBA defensively, so it’s a dramatic drop that we need to do something about to really have a shot,” Compton pointed out.
The Beermen absorbed its first loss when “the Kraken” was not around because of the 2017 SEABA Championships.
When San Miguel met the Barangay Ginebra for the first time since the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals another loss registered to its w-l card.
However, coach Leo Austria is confident that his Beermen will still be able to grab the elusive twice-to-beat advantage.
“We’re still in contention for the Top Two spot. We’re still in a good position to hit our goal,” said SMB coach Leo Austria.