PBA Fastbreak: Beermen continue balling over Globalport
The Best: Jay Washington and Alex Cabagnot, former players of San Miguel (then known as Petron Blaze), were on the receiving end of a whooping as the Beermen coasted to their third win in a row. Import Kevin Jones has seemed to finally hit his stride, scoring 30 points on 11/17 FG shooting and grabbing 19 rebounds to lead SMB, which sits at solo second in the standings. He outdueled GlobalPort’s Evan Brock, who struggled with 6/15 FG shooting to end up with 20 points.
The Worst: Playmaking was a huge issue for the Batang Pier last night. They were -14 in assists, allowing the Beermen to hand out 29 dimes. Cabagnot struggled with 3 assists in 34 minutes while also turning the ball over 3 times. Speaking of TOs, GlobalPort coughed the ball up 7 more times than SMB, with Brock and Terrence Romeo each netting at least 3 errors.
Drunk on success: The Beermen enjoyed great production from across the board as the locals stepped up. Reigning MVP Arwind Santos dropped 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Chris Ross tossed in 12 markers and 11 assists. Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo, and Sol Mercado also scored 16, 11, and 10 points respectively. If they keep this up, then the Beermen should remain among the top three clubs in the conference. - Rappler.com