The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 7:00 P.M. on December 27, 2017 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo.
Both the Beermen and the Bolts are looking to join the NLEX Road Warriors at the top of the 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup standings after their 7 P.M. showdown.
After the Beermen got eliminated by their sister team the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel during the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup and lost the chance of winning the
elusive Grand Slam, San Miguel now appears like an unbeatable team. The long break benefited them well and just in time for the 43rd PBA season.
“With our intact lineup, we played like a well-oiled machine,” said coach Leo Austria.
In their initial salvo against the Fuel Masters, San Miguel led as much as 19 points. As usual it’s because of another big-game from the Kraken, Jun Mar Fajardo who dropped 23 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocked shots.
Meralco on the other hand will continue to miss the services of Cliff Hodge and Ranidel de Ocampo due to their respective injuries.
“Focus will be on trying to defend the paint versus June Mar while also doing a good job of closing out on their shooters. We will still be undermanned but we will be out there fighting to pick up a win,” said Black.
In their game against the Blackwater Elite, coach Norman Black was able to find a scorer in order for them to capture a win. Newly acquired Bolts player KG Canaleta had one of his best performance in the league after leading his new team with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.