first_imgSan Miguel BeermenSan Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria likes the way his Beermen are peaking, and heading into their blockbuster match with Barangay Ginebra tomorrow, he’s worried about just one thing.The Beermen blew a second straight PBA Philippine Cup foe last night and with a top two berth in the playoffs just two more victories away, Austria feels that having very little time to prepare is the only disadvantage they have when they clash with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nat’l boxing president Vargas wants accountability from PSC, POC officials Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer MOST READ LATEST STORIES Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ June Mar Fajardo scored 25 points that went with eight rebounds and five assists as San Miguel turned up the heat early and never let up, scoring a 118-93 ripping of Blackwater at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay to rise to 6-1 and gather all the momentum it needs heading into the homestretch of its elimination round schedule.“We just hope that we could sustain it,” Austria said of the Beermen’s hot form that had San Miguel leading by as much as 29 points and putting the game to bed as early as the third period. “We are peaking slowly, and that’s a good sign.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAustria has started playing his second stringers more and played a total of 14 men against the Elite.Gabby Espinas came off the bench to shoot 22 points and Alex Cabagnot found his protective mask to be a perfect fit and shot 14 in starting out at the shooting guard spot.center_img Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SCORESGlobalport 97 – Meralco 89GLOBALPORT 97—Romeo 27, Cañaleta 13, Mamaril 12, Cortez 12, Quiñahan 11, Pringle 9, Aban 9, Mierhofer 2, Paredes 2, Banal 0, Urbiztondo 0, Pessumal 0.MERALCO 89—Hugnatan 23, Grey 18, Newsome 16, Hodge 12, Daquioag 12, Buenafe 3, Faundo 2, Caram 2, Amer 1, Uyloan 0, Nabong 0, Ferriols 0.Quarters: 26-19, 51-41, 72-71, 97-89San Miguel 118 – Blackwater 93SAN MIGUEL 118—Fajardo 25, Espinas 22, Cabagnot 14, Lassiter 14, Santos 8, Reyes 8, Tubid 8, Van Opstal 6, Ross 4, Garcia 4, Agovida 3, Heruela 2, McCarthy 0, Mabulac 0.BLACKWATER 93—Dela Cruz 16, Aguilar 15, Pinto 12, Sumang 11, Buenafe 10, Forrester 7, Sena 6, Cervantes 4, Pascual 4, Belo 4, Miranda 2, Ababou 0, Banal 0.Quarters: 37-21, 65-40, 91-66, 118-93 Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round “I told him that I won’t force him to play, but he insisted,” Austria said of Cabagnot, who was reported (not in the Inquirer) to be out for this game because of a nasal stress fracture. “He told me [before the game]: ‘coach, I know the plays, I’m ready.’”GlobalPort kept its poise this time around to trip Meralco and get back on the winning track, with a 97-89 victory over the Bolts—giving coach Franz Pumaren the opportunity to dream on.“It’s free to dream,” Pumaren said with a boyish smile as he stressed that he and his Batang Pier are targeting a No. 2 finish after the eliminations, even if they will be closing out the round against four rock-solid foes—three of them ahead of GlobalPort in the standings.“Mahihina lang naman last four games namin (we’ll be up against weak opponents in our last four games),” Pumaren said in jest as he rattled out NLEX, Rain or Shine, defending champion San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa as the Batang Pier’s final elimination round games.“I would be a hypocrite if I say that we are not [targeting No. 2],” he said as GlobalPort rose to 4-3 after snapping a two-game slide and staying just a full game behind second-running TNT and the Elasto Painters, who both tote 4-2 cards.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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