It only took one win for the All Filipino Champs, San Miguel Beermen to be back on track and showed their dominance back in the court.
The Beermen dominated Blackwater with monster performances from Tyler Wilkerson, who dropped 35 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked four shots. Jun Mar Fajardo, aslo chipped in 20 points and seven boards.
Blackwater managed to keep the game close at the first half, but San Miguel Beermen catch up fire in the second half and dominated the entire half. Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter led the barrage of three’s at the opening of the third quarter that gave SMB a 52 – 29 lead.
JP Eram led the scoring for Elites with 16 points. Seven players scored at least nine points for Blackwater. However, the balance scoring of Blackwater Elites is not enough to cover up MJ Rhett’s production, who finished 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting.
It was the second win (consecutive) for San Miguel Beermen. Which loss their debut game against Kia Mahindra. The loss came as a blessing in disguise for the Beermen, as it serves as a wake up call for them, according to head coach Leo Austira and Marcio Lassister.