The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 7:00 P.M. on June 6, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The mighty Beermen seems already found its groove this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and now seeking for its three-game winning streak while Columbian will try to regroup and stop another blowout loss when PBA resumes this evening.
After a stellar start this mid-conference tourney, the Columbian Dyip struggle to find its winning ways as they got defeated by Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters (95-123) and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok (101-126) both having huge losing margins.
Situation even gone worse during Columbian’s game against TNT where their coach Ricky Dandan walked out the game most probably that he was frustrated with his players.
Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy needs to regain their best form just like what they did at the beginning of the second conference where they have turned the heads of many basketball fans in the Philippines.
Surprisingly, if you look on the standings, Columbian is still ahead with the Beermen, therefore the guys of coach Ricky Dandan should still be proud of their achievement and should continue to improve it.
One of the most talks at the end of last year’s PBA Rookie draft is the trade involving San Miguel and Kia (now known as Columbian Dyip).
This should be the first time that the top overall pick Christian Standhardinger will face-off the team that traded the rights to draft him. Instead Kia exchanged its draft rights to Rashawn McCarthy, Ronald Tubid and Jay-R Reyes, who are all known to be bench-warmers when they’re still with the Beermen.
However, that first face-off will be delayed as Standhardinger still having soreness in his knee, probably the same reason why he got sidelined when SMB clashed with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel last Sunday.
“He’s getting better, pero meron pa rin siyang pain na nararamdam. He’s the better judge if he can already play,” said San Miguel team manager Gie Abanilla.
Standhardinger is one of the four PBA players who will represent the country this upcoming FIBA 3X3 World Cup which will be held in Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan starting June 8.
“We’re doing our best to help him. Round-the-clock ang pag-check sa kanya ng mga tao namin, kahit sa bahay niya. Kasi gustong-gusto nya rin lumaro sa 3×3 (FIBA World Cup),” Abanilla also said.