San Miguel clobbers Phoenix

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jeff Chan paced the Fuel Masters with 18 and new coach Louie Alas got five others in twin digits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Busy year ahead for PH football Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At least in its first game, San Miguel Beer showed the entire PBA Philippine Cup field what makes it tick, and—in all likelihood—what it will use on the way to winning a fourth straight title.The Beermen’s starting unit scored all but nine of their points in an authoritative 104-96 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night as coach Leo Austria made it obvious that he will be going with his old guns that have brought the franchise much success.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, scored 23 points, had 16 rebounds and four blocks, and Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter combined for another 22 points as the Beermen proved too much to handle for the smaller Fuel Masters.“The first win is really hard (to get), especially because everyone is preparing very hard for us,” Austria said, acknowledging that San Miguel will be playing with the proverbial bull’s eye in its back this conference, if not the entire 43rd season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNo team in the league’s history has ever won the Philippine Cup four straight years.“This win gives us a lot of confidence and I would like to believe the pre-season hype (on us),” Austria said. “But we have to work hard for that.”center_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more