The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 6:45 P.M. on September 24, 2017 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Beermen chances to join the top four teams is still possible while the Bolts wanted to avoid a potential five team tie at 8-3 win-loss card.
San Miguel’s current position in the standings is somehow deceiving, they may currently sits at the fifth spot but two teams (Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel) of the top four squads bowed down to them.
This only mean one thing, if San Miguel able to defeat the Meralco Bolts tonight and force a five or four team ties then the Beermen will automatically get the twice-to-beat advantage and push the “Never-Say-Die” ballclub to number five.
However, coach Leo Austria’s squad had some difficulty defeating their previous three assignments.
Against Barangay Ginebra, they led as much as 26 points but that advantage was cut to only four at the end of regulation, 107-103.
Versus Kia a team that never won a single game this conference, controlled the first three quarters or before June Mar Fajardo went beast mode.
Finally, another close match against the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their recent outing, 109-107.
Meralco is currently riding on a winning momentum where they enjoying a three game winning streak.
Allen Durham continues his scoring and rebounding domination. In their last game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier, Durham registered 22 points and 22 rebounds.
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