PBA Commissioners Cup Champion 48th Season

San Miguel Beer takes the PBA Commissioner's Cup Championship!

San Miguel Beer won the highly coveted PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship in a thrilling final against the Magnolia Hotshots. The game, hosted at the legendary Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, saw a miraculous comeback by San Miguel, who recovered from a late nine-point deficit to win 104-102 on Wednesday night.

Despite Magnolia’s brave attempt, headed by birthday boy Paul Lee, who delivered a stunning performance, San Miguel Beer demonstrated tenacity and resolve in the face of adversity. With under five minutes remaining, the Beermen launched a fantastic comeback, going on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to two points, 95-92, with 2:50 left.

However, Lee’s heroics with a critical three-pointer temporarily slowed San Miguel’s momentum. However, CJ Perez and Jericho Cruz led the Beermen’s offensive surge, cutting the score to one point, 98-97, with 1:43 left to play.

The game heated up as the time ticked, with both teams exchanging baskets and defensive stops in a frantic struggle for supremacy. With only 1:27 remaining, Chris Ross hit a crucial three-pointer to put San Miguel up 100-99, putting the fans on edge.

June Mar Fajardo’s defensive brilliance pushed Magnolia into a vital turnover, allowing Perez to increase San Miguel’s advantage with a huge three-pointer, further consolidating their lead in the game.

Despite Magnolia’s determined efforts to make a comeback, missed free throws and defensive errors sealed their doom. Perez, named Finals Most Valuable Player, had a standout effort with 28 points, assisted by Bennie Boatwright and June Mar Fajardo, who both had 19-point double-doubles.

Paul Lee’s stunning 25-point outburst on his birthday fell short, as Magnolia suffered back-to-back losses after forcing a 2-2 tie in the series.

In the end, San Miguel Beer emerged triumphant, winning their 29th PBA title after a hard-fought struggle with the Magnolia Hotshots.

Final score: SAN MIGUEL 104 – Perez 28, Boatwright 19, Fajardo 19, Cruz 12, Trollano 10, Ross 9, Tautuaa 4, Enciso 2, Teng 1, Lassiter 0.

MAGNOLIA 102 – Lee 25, Bey 18, Sangalang 16, Jalalon 12, Barroca 11, Dela Rosa 9, Dionisio 7, Abueva 4, Tratter 0 and Escoto 0.

This thrilling end to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup displayed both teams’ perseverance and brilliance, leaving fans hungry for the next chapter in Philippine basketball history.

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