MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beermen continue with their blowout win (132-94) against the Barangay Ginebra to lead the series (2-1) for their game 3 of best of 7 PBA 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Final series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on August 01, 2018, Wednesday.
It was a new game for either team, but still a blowout, throughout game 1 – 2. Its a new either because both teams would not let the opposing team lead early, in fact, there are no teams lead with a double digit at the 2 periods, they exchange basket that resulted with 10th deadlock and 9 lead changes after the first half of play. Casting Data also recorded that both teams don’t have deadlock nor lead changes from game 1 and 2 but tonight they had their first lead deadlock with 9-9 and had their first lead changes after Chriss Ross hit a trey 28-27 in the first period.
Chriss Ross erupted with 23 points, including 7 of 13 in the three point area, 3 of them in the third period alone, he is also the main reason why Beermen got a rhythm in the third period with 3 triple.
Beermen only had a 2 point advantage after 2 quarters with (53-51). Beermen pushed with 9-0 run to start the third period, taking their first double digit lead (62-51) but Brownlee’s 7pt run himself help Ginebra to cut the lead (64-60).
But that was Ginebra’s closest they gave to San Miguel, Chriss Ross ignited with three consecutive triple plus a trey by Lassiter to stretch with 76-64, outscoring Ginebra 39-21 in the third quarter leading (92-72).
Despite Reynaldo Balkman had a cut near to his left eye, he finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. June Mar Fajardo also had a double-double dropping 22 points and 15 rebounds. Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot only combined with 21 points after an 53 point explosion in game 2, including 9 rebounds and 8 rebounds respectively. Christian Standhardinger and Arwind Santos combined 23 points off the bench for the Beermen.
Justin Bronwlee the only Ginebra’s starter who finished in double digit with 32 points , 11 rebounds and 3 assists. Greg Slaughter also added 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Mark Caguioa finished 12 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assists off the bench for Barangay Ginebra.
Game of the Finals will be on Friday, August 03, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Total Lead Changes: 9
Total Deadlock: 10
Biggest Lead: 40pts (San Miguel Beermen)
Biggest Lead: 7pts (Ginebra))
San Miguel Beermen (132) – Balkman 28, Ross 23, Fajardo 22, Lassiter 12, Standhardinger 12, Santos 11, Cabagnot 9, Nabong 6, Pessumal 5, Heruela 4, Lanete 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, de Ocampo 0, Agovida 0, Vigil 0
Barangay Ginebra (94) – Brownlee 32, Caguioa 12, Slaughter 9, Devance 7, Mercado 7, Tenorio 5, Chan 5, Mariano 5, Ferrer 5, Aguilar 4, Thompson 3, Cruz 0, Caperal 0, Manuel 0
First Quarter: San Miguel Beer (30-27)
Second Quarter: (23-24)
Third Quarter: (39-21)
Fourth Quarter: (40-22) Ginebra