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HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs San Miguel, Game 1 – PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals 2024

Delfin Dioquino, Martin Mendoza

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HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs San Miguel, Game 1 – PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals 2024

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San Miguel draws first blood against Ginebra in the opener of their semifinal showdown

San Miguel survived a thriller against Ginebra with a 92-90 escape in Game 1 of the in PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five semifinals. 

CJ Perez powered the Beermen with 26 points.

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Fourth quarter
  • FINAL: Christian Standhardinger turns the ball over as San Miguel escapes Ginebra to draw first blood in their best-of-five series, 92-90
  • SAN MIGUEL 92-90: June Mar Fajardo splits again from the line
  • SAN MIGUEL 91-90: June Mar Fajardo puts the Beermen back on top with a crucial free throw
  • 90-90: Tony Bishop ties it up with a reverse finish
  • SAN MIGUEL 90-88: Christian Standhardinger completes the bonus free throw
  • SAN MIGUEL 90-87: Christian Standhardinger absorbs the contact and converts
  • SAN MIGUEL 90-85: CJ Perez and Bennie Boatwright with four straight points for the Beermen
  • SAN MIGUEL 86-85: CJ Perez and Tony Bishop exchange twos this time
  • SAN MIGUEL 84-83: Bennie Boatwright and Tony Bishop trade baskets
  • SAN MIGUEL 82-81: June Mar Fajardo posts up and scores
  • GINEBRA 81-80: Jamie Malonzo takes it strong inside versus CJ Perez
  • SAN MIGUEL 80-79: CJ Perez skies for the layup to give the Beermen back the lead
  • GINEBRA 79-78: CJ Perez cashes in a wide-open triple
  • GINEBRA 79-75: June Mar Fajardo counters with a deuce
  • GINEBRA 79-73: Japeth Aguilar swishes the wide-open mid-range jumper
  • GINEBRA 77-73: Scottie Thompson scores off a tough double-pump finish on the break
  • GINEBRA 75-73: Tony Bishop with two charities
Third quarter
  • END OF 3Q: San Miguel and Ginebra remain tied at 73-all
  • 73-73: Bennie Boatwright and Christian Standhardinger exchange layups
  • 71-71: Christian Standhardinger with his trademark fall-away jumper
  • SAN MIGUEL 71-69: Christian Standhardinger rattles in a short jumper
  • SAN MIGUEL 71-67: Don Trollano connects on a crafty spin-move
  • SAN MIGUEL 69-67: Scottie Thompson answers with his own uncontested layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 69-65: Bennie Boatwright with a wide-open layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 67-65: Stanley Pringle hits a corner triple
  • SAN MIGUEL 67-62: June Mar Fajardo keeps it going with another basket
  • SAN MIGUEL 65-62: June Mar Fajardo now with 10 points as he scores again inside the paint
  • SAN MIGUEL 63-62: Marcio Lassiter knocks down a triple
  • GINEBRA 62-60: Christian Standhardinger banks in a layup
  • 60-60: June Mar Fajardo scores again
  • GINEBRA 60-58: June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger continue to exchange baskets
  • GINEBRA 58-56: Christian Standhardinger lays it in
  • 56-56: June Mar Fajardo converts down low
  • GINEBRA 56-54: CJ Perez and Jamie Malonzo trade buckets
  • GINEBRA 54-51: Scottie Thompson with a tough finish
  • GINEBRA 52-51: CJ Perez splits again from the line
  • GINEBRA 52-50: CJ Perez nails a free throw, Jamie Malonzo answers from downtown
  • 49-49: Tony Bishop responds with an easy finish
  • SAN MIGUEL 49-47: Bennie Boatwright opens the second half with an undergoal stab
First-half performers
  • Benny Boatwright (SAN MIGUEL) – 13 points
  • CJ Perez (SAN MIGUEL) – 12 points
  • Tony Bishop (GINEBRA) – 10 points
  • Scottie Thompson (GINEBRA) – 9 points
Second quarter
  • HALFTIME: San Miguel and Ginebra enter the break with a 47-all deadlock
  • 47-47: Jamie Malonzo ties the game with a corner triple
  • SAN MIGUEL 47-44: CJ Perez drives hard and scores
  • SAN MIGUEL 45-44: Tony Bishop floats one in
  • SAN MIGUEL 45-42: Jericho Cruz hits two free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 43-42: Stanley Pringle keeps Ginebra’s run going with a long bomb
  • SAN MIGUEL 43-39: Scottie Thompson fakes and scores in transition
  • SAN MIGUEL 43-37: Tony Bishop scores two from the stripe
  • SAN MIGUEL 43-35: Jericho Cruz hits a floater
  • SAN MIGUEL 41-35: Bennie Boatwright nails a tough turnaround jumper
  • SAN MIGUEL 39-35: Christian Standhardinger converts, but CJ Perez quickly answers with a layup, plus the foul
  • SAN MIGUEL 37-33: Tony Bishop and Bennie Boatwright exchange triples
  • SAN MIGUEL 34-30: Maverick Ahanmisi swishes from deep
  • SAN MIGUEL 34-27: Japeth Aguilar with a much-needed mid-range hit
  • SAN MIGUEL 34-25: Don Trollano scores in transition off an assist by Jericho Cruz
  • SAN MIGUEL 32-25: Christian Standhardinger and Don Trollano exchange twos
  • SAN MIGUEL 30-23: Maverick Ahanmisi completes a three-point play
  • SAN MIGUEL 30-20: Jeron Teng spins and scores
First quarter
  • END OF 1Q: San Miguel gets a good start over Ginebra, 28-20
  • SAN MIGUEL 28-20: Jericho Cruz and Don Trollano with back-to-back hits
  • SAN MIGUEL 24-20: Japeth Aguilar sinks a hook shot
  • SAN MIGUEL 24-18: Tony Bishop knocks down a free throw
  • SAN MIGUEL 24-17: CJ Perez goes 1/2 from the line
  • SAN MIGUEL 23-17: CJ Perez attacks and scores
  • SAN MIGUEL 21-17: Scottie Thompson hits again inside
  • SAN MIGUEL 21-15: Don Trollano with an easy deuce
  • SAN MIGUEL 19-15: Scottie Thompson counters with a long bomb
  • SAN MIGUEL 19-12: Bennie Boatwright drills his second triple of the game
  • SAN MIGUEL 16-12: CJ Perez tips in the miss
  • SAN MIGUEL 14-12: Jamie Malonzo feeds the wide-open Christian Standhardinger for an easy finish
  • SAN MIGUEL 14-10: Stanley Pringle ends Ginebra’s drought with a three-pointer
  • SAN MIGUEL 14-7: Back-to-back baskets by Marcio Lassiter as he converts inside
  • SAN MIGUEL 12-7: Marcio Lassiter sinks a mid-range jumper
  • SAN MIGUEL 10-7: CJ Perez lays it in
  • SAN MIGUEL 8-7: Tony Bishop swishes two free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 8-5: Bennie Boatwright soars high for a reverse slam
  • SAN MIGUEL 6-5: Bennie Boatwright answers with his own triple
  • GINEBRA 5-2: Jamie Malonzo swishes a three
  • SAN MIGUEL 3-2: CJ Perez splits from the line
  • 2-2: Scottie Thompson gets Ginebra on the board with a crafty reverse finish
  • SAN MIGUEL 2-0: June Mar Fajardo starts the game with a layup
Starting lineup
  • GINEBRA: Stanley Pringle, Scottie Thompson, Jamie Malonzo, Tony Bishop, Christian Standhardinger
  • SAN MIGUEL: Chris Ross, CJ Perez, Marcio Lassiter, Bennie Boatwright, June Mar Fajardo

MANILA, Philippines – Something’s got to give between San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra.

Either the Beermen or the Gin Kings will see their winning streak snapped as they begin their best-of-five semifinal duel in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday, January 24, at the Araneta Coliseum.

The owner of the longest active winning streak in the league with six straight victories, San Miguel hopes to extend its hot run behind high-scoring import Bennie Boatwright.

Boatwright is averaging 40.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 4 assists through four games since he came in as a replacement for original import Ivan Aska.

The locals are no slouches either, with June Mar Fajardo (16.8 points), CJ Perez (16), Terrence Romeo (15.4), Jericho Cruz (12), and Don Trollano (11.3) all averaging in double-digit scoring for the Beermen.

Ginebra, meanwhile, enters the final four on a five-game winning streak, and it aims to reassert its mastery over San Miguel as they face each other in the semifinals for the second straight conference.

The Gin Kings swept the Beermen, 3-0, to reach the finals of the Governors’ Cup last season.

Best Player of the Conference frontrunner Christian Standhardinger, who averages 17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.1 steals, is expected to deliver as Ginebra looks to make the championship round for the third straight conference.

The Gin Kings also rely on do-it-all import Tony Bishop, who is churning out 23.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.2 blocks as a stand-in for resident Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.

Game time is 8 pm. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.