The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 7:00 P.M. on September 6, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
For the first time this 2016-17 PBA season, the Beermen suffered with a back-to-back losses.
Getting back to its usual winning form is what they’re trying to achieve but the Elasto Painters won’t agree that they’ll be the first SMB victim before the Beermen creates a new winning surge.
Many PBA fans didn’t see it coming that the then winless Alaska Aces will pull its first win against formidable San Miguel after a very long drought.
To show everyone that San Miguel is serious with its Grand Slam bid, they have decided to replace Wendell McKines after they got beaten by coach Yeng Guiao’s surprising team, the NLEX Road Warriors.
The sad part, the new import probably still in his adjustment period playing with SMB and with the pinoy style of basketball. Terik Bridgeman just logged two points and a woeful six turnovers in their out-of-town game against the Aces.
Coach Leo Austria decided to sit out Bridgeman in the entire second half and opted to utilize his All-Filipino championship lineup. However, LeDontae Henton was too much for them and found no answer to stop the Aces import.
San Miguel turned to former PBA MVP Arwind Santos to produce its scoring points. Santos finished with 29 points along with his 9 rebounds in a losing effort.
Despite of San Miguel’s two game losing skid, coach Caloy Garcia still considered his Rain or Shine squad are the underdogs.
“We can’t be complacent only because San Miguel lost two straight games,” said ROS coach Caloy Garcia, believing the Beermen are tougher to beat coming off a loss.
“They are still the team to beat this conference. Their import would have already adjusted so we are expecting that he would play better this time around and we just have to be ready,” Garcia also said.
The Elasto Painters are one of the few teams in the league which found success after moving some of its key players via a trade.
After sending Jeff Chan to Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Mike Tolomia to Meralco Bolts, Rain or Shine wins three straight.
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters next games:
- Ginebra Vs Rain Or Shine | September 16, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Rain Or Shine Vs Phoenix | September 13, 2017 | PBA Live – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
San Miguel Beermen next games: