Defending champ San Miguel stops top seed Phoenix to get 1-0 lead in PBA semis

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ PBA semis: June Mar Fajardo hits face on floor in hard fall DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Fortunately for the Beermen, their perimeter shooting clicked with Alex Cabagnot leading the way with 26 points on 5-of-7 shooting from long range.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Fuel Masters got a cruel reminder who’s boss.The Beermen proved why they’re primed for a fifth straight all-Filipino title after steamrolling Phoenix, 100-88, in their semis opener Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSan Miguel built a 22-point lead before repelling repeated rallies by Phoenix in the fourth quarter even with its superstar center June Mar Fajardo having a subpar outing.The reigning five-time MVP also got shaken up after hitting his face hard on the floor late in the second quarter. He started the second half before fouling out with still over three minutes left in the game to finish with just nine points and nine rebounds. MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix entered the Philippine Cup semifinals raring to show they are legitimate contenders to the throne, which has belonged to San Miguel Beer for the longest time.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more