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HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia – PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Game 2

Delfin Dioquino, Martin Mendoza

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HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia – PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Game 2

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San Miguel coasts to a 2-0 lead in the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, reasserting its mastery over Magnolia

There’s still no stopping the San Miguel juggernaut as the Beermen hacked out another dominant 109-85 victory over Magnolia to take a 2-0 series lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals on Sunday, February 4, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Bennie Boatwright unloaded a double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds on top of 5 assists for the Beermen, who streaked to their 11th straight win.

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Fourth quarter
  • FINAL: San Miguel takes a 2-0 lead over Magnolia in their best-of-seven finals series with a dominant 109-85 Game 2 thrashing
  • SAN MIGUEL 109-85: Troy Mallilin 1/2 from the line
  • SAN MIGUEL 108-85: Joseph Eriobu scores off a layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 108-83: Back-to-back treys by June Mar Fajardo
  • SAN MIGUEL 105-83: Jed Mendoza and June Mar Fajardo exchange triples
  • SAN MIGUEL 102-80: Kyt Jimenez drains two freebies
  • SAN MIGUEL 100-80: Abu Tratter converts, Jed Mendoza splits his free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 100-77: Jericho Cruz with an easy layup off a feed by June Mar Fajardo
  • SAN MIGUEL 98-77: June Mar Fajardo scores two more from the line
  • SAN MIGUEL 96-77: June Mar Fajardo splits his foul shots
  • SAN MIGUEL 95-77: Back-to-back treys by Russel Escoto
  • SAN MIGUEL 95-74: June Mar Fajardo drills two free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 93-74: Russel Escoto fires from deep
  • SAN MIGUEL 93-71: Bennie Boatwright three, Tyler Bey slam
  • SAN MIGUEL 90-69: Bennie Boatwright 1/2 from the stripe
  • SAN MIGUEL 89-69: CJ Perez extends the Beermen’s lead back to 20 with a three-point play
  • SAN MIGUEL 86-69: Tyler Bey gets another one to go inside
  • SAN MIGUEL 86-67: Rome dela Rosa and Tyler Bey with four straight points
  • SAN MIGUEL 86-63: Bennie Boatwright and Jackson Corpuz exchange long bombs
  • SAN MIGUEL 83-60: Mo Tautuaa answers with his own layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 81-60: Tyler Bey finds Jackson Corpuz for the layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 81-58: Jericho Cruz 2/2 from the line
Third quarter
  • END OF 3Q: San Miguel in complete control over Magnolia, 79-58
  • SAN MIGUEL 79-58: Paul Lee swishes two charities
  • SAN MIGUEL 79-56: Tyler Bey finally gets one to go from downtown
  • SAN MIGUEL 79-53: Russel Escoto nails a freebie
  • SAN MIGUEL 79-52: Jericho Cruz for three
  • SAN MIGUEL 76-52: Jeron Teng lays it in for his first basket of the game
  • SAN MIGUEL 74-52: Calvin Abueva with a much-needed three-point play for Magnolia
  • SAN MIGUEL 74-49: Bennie Boatwright and Mark Barroca trade twos
  • SAN MIGUEL 72-47: Russel Escoto completes an and-one
  • SAN MIGUEL 72-44: Marcio Lassiter with a smooth stepback jumper
  • SAN MIGUEL 70-44: CJ Perez with the steal and the finish
  • SAN MIGUEL 68-44: June Mar Fajardo connects on a short stab
  • SAN MIGUEL 66-44: Tyler Bey misses his first free throw and makes the second one
  • SAN MIGUEL 66-43: CJ Perez swishes two free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 64-43: 10-0 run by the Beermen as June Mar Fajardo lays it in
  • SAN MIGUEL 62-43: June Mar Fajardo keeps it going with another layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 60-43: Bennie Boatwright adds two more in transition
  • SAN MIGUEL 58-43: Back-to-back layups by CJ Perez
  • SAN MIGUEL 56-43: CJ Perez attacks and scores
  • SAN MIGUEL 54-43: Tyler Bey steps back for a mid-range jumper
First-half performers
  • Bennie Boatwright (SAN MIGUEL) – 23 points, 5/12 3FG
  • Marcio Lassiter (SAN MIGUEL) – 9 points, 3/4 3FG
  • CJ Perez (SAN MIGUEL) – 9 points
  • Tyler Bey (MAGNOLIA) – 10 points, 8 rebounds
  • Mark Barroca (MAGNOLIA) – 9 points
  • Ian Sangalang (MAGNOLIA) – 8 points
Second quarter
  • HALFTIME: San Miguel continues to make it rain from beyond the arc for a 54-41 lead over Magnolia
  • SAN MIGUEL 54-41: Tyler Bey splits his foul shots
  • SAN MIGUEL 54-40: Jio Jalalon floats one in
  • SAN MIGUEL 54-38: Mark Barroca cleans up Rome dela Rosa’s miss
  • SAN MIGUEL 54-36: CJ Perez feeds Bennie Boatwright for an easy deuce
  • SAN MIGUEL 52-36: Marcio Lassiter three off the timeout
  • SAN MIGUEL 49-36: Jio Jalalon jumper is good
  • SAN MIGUEL 49-34: Ian Sangalang takes advantage of the mismatch and scores, Bennie Boatwright with an easy two-handed slam
  • SAN MIGUEL 47-32: Mark Barroca drills a technical free throw
  • SAN MIGUEL 47-31: CJ Perez goes coast to coast for the finger roll layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 45-31: Bennie Boatwright with his fifth triple of the game, Rome dela Rosa answers with an undergoal stab
  • SAN MIGUEL 42-29: Chris Ross joins the Beermen’s three-ball party
  • SAN MIGUEL 39-29: Ian Sangalang knocks down two charities
  • SAN MIGUEL 39-27: Tyler Bey goes 1/2 from the line
  • SAN MIGUEL 39-26: Paul Lee sinks a technical free throw
  • SAN MIGUEL 39-25: Don Trollano splits his free throws
  • SAN MIGUEL 38-25: Don Trollano with another tough finish down low
  • SAN MIGUEL 36-25: Don Trollano spins and scores
  • SAN MIGUEL 34-25: Bennie Boatwright opens the second quarter with a three
First quarter
  • END OF 1Q: San Miguel finds the early touch from downtown to lead Magnolia, 31-25
  • SAN MIGUEL 31-25: Tyler Bey rattles in a three-pointer
  • SAN MIGUEL 31-22: 6-0 run by Magnolia after an Ian Sangalang layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 31-20: Jio Jalalon with a tough finish over Bennie Boatwright
  • SAN MIGUEL 31-18: Tyler Bey quickly converts off the timeout
  • SAN MIGUEL 31-16: 5 straight points by Bennie Boatwright and Jericho Cruz
  • SAN MIGUEL 26-16: Marcio Lassiter nails from deep, Mark Barroca answers with a floater
  • SAN MIGUEL 23-14: Bennie Boatwright with a putback layup on the break
  • SAN MIGUEL 21-14: Marcio Lassiter adds another one from downtown
  • SAN MIGUEL 18-14: Bennie Boatwright swishes his third trey
  • SAN MIGUEL 15-14: Calvin Abueva drops it off to Ian Sangalang for an easy layup
  • SAN MIGUEL 15-12: Mark Barroca with a deuce, but Bennie Boatwright cans another trey
  • SAN MIGUEL 12-10: Bennie Boatwright gets on the board with a triple
  • MAGNOLIA 10-9: Paul Lee scores in transition
  • SAN MIGUEL 9-8: Mark Barroca pulls up from mid-range
  • SAN MIGUEL 9-6: CJ Perez scores again, this time from beyond the arc
  • 6-6: Tyler Bey uncorks a long bomb
  • SAN MIGUEL 6-3: Back-to-back buckets by CJ Perez
  • SAN MIGUEL 4-3: CJ Perez with a tough reverse layup
  • MAGNOLIA 3-2: James Laput hits the bonus free throw
  • 2-2: James Laput finishes inside, plus the foul
  • SAN MIGUEL 2-0: June Mar Fajardo starts things off with a short stab
Starting lineup
  • MAGNOLIA: Mark Barroca, Paul Lee, Tyler Bey, Abu Tratter, James Laput
  • SAN MIGUEL: Chris Ross, CJ Perez, Marcio Lassiter, Bennie Boatwright, June Mar Fajardo

No leads are safe against Magnolia.

Having learned that lesson, San Miguel shoots for a 2-0 lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals as it looks to reassert its mastery over the Hotshots at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday, February 4.

The Beermen drew first blood in the best-of-seven series, but not without a scare after nearly blowing a 20-point advantage in a 103-95 win in Game 1.

“When you relax against Magnolia, they’re just going to take advantage of it,” said San Miguel head coach Jorge Gallent.

“It is their pressure defense. They’re trying to disrupt our offense and we just cannot settle.”

Except for their 4th-quarter collapse, the Beermen controlled Game 1 on the back of their vaunted offense, with five players scoring in double figures.

Import Bennie Boatwright finished with 28 points, 16 rebounds, and 2 blocks, CJ Perez and Marcio Lassiter scored 19 and 16 points, respectively, while June Mar shone with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks.

Don Trollano chipped in 10 points as San Miguel nabbed its 10th straight win.

The Hotshots, meanwhile, only had two players in double-figure scoring – Tyler Bey (26 points) and Mark Barroca (16 points) – as they failed to contain the Beermen defensively.

But Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero has faith in his wards.

“We’re still positive – this is a series, not a do-or-die game. So, we’ll just try to apply adjustments and look at our mistakes,” said Victolero.

Game time is 6:15 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.