MANILA -- San Miguel Beermen banked on a huge endgame push to edge Phoenix Fuel Masters, 92-82, in Game 2 of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday night.
San Miguel may have drawn first blood in its PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against Phoenix Pulse, but coach Leo Austria is not taking the Fuel Masters lightly.
It is a mistake to think the San Miguel Beermen cannot pull out a win without their slot man June Mar Fajardo carrying the load, coach Leo Austria said.
Flooded with San Miguel's stacked backcourt line up, Von Pessumal has long been waiting for his moment to shine.
Five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo erupted for 40 points to lead San Miguel in its 113-107 escape from NorthPort for their fourth straight win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Team Pilipinas is heading back to the Fiba Basketball World Cup, thanks to naturalized player Andray Blatche's 41-point game and a very important assist from Gilas Pilipinas nemesis Korea.
Team Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao activated in his lineup TNT sharpshooter RR Pogoy for the national team's must-win game against Kazakhstan in place of Scottie Thompson.
Gilas Pilipinas is still in the race for the FIBA World Cup.