Beemen top 4 secured

San Miguel Beer wins 129-116 against Rain or Shine to complete the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations


San Miguel Beer finished the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations campaign with a 129-116 victory against Rain or Shine on Friday at the PhilSports Arena. The Beermen sealed their place in the quarterfinals with the win, but they must now wait to discover where they rank in the team rankings and who their opponent will be in the next round.

Notwithstanding the uncertainty, San Miguel Beer may rest easy knowing they have a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. The squad finished the elimination round with an overall record of 9-2, thanks to balanced scoring from Mo Tautuaa and Vic Manuel, who each scored 23 points, and CJ Perez, who had a double-double. The team’s second consecutive victory was following their triumph over NLEX last Wednesday.

The Elasto Painters put on an amazing performance against Rain or Shine, going on a 14-0 run in the second quarter to erase a 23-36 lead and gain momentum. In the end, San Miguel Beer maintained their advantage, with five teammates scoring at least 20 points apiece for the first time since the Governors Cup finals versus Ginebra in 2018. CJ Perez also had 12 rebounds, matching Mo Tautuaa.

Gian Mamuyac set a new career high with 23 points to lead the E-Painters, who ended in 10th position and are seeking to improve for the next season, which begins in mid-October.

In addition to the team’s outstanding performance, if Barangay Ginebra defeats TNT, they will be in a three-way tie for the first position in the team rankings. The Tropang Giga presently has a 9-1 record, while the Gin Kings are 8-2. If Ginebra wins by three points or less, SMB will get the top seed, with Ginebra second and TNT third.

Despite the team’s great finish, Coach Jorge Gallent stayed focused on strengthening the defense, which he feels is critical to the team’s success. “All we have to do is play solid defense. We can only win if we rely on our attack. Our major aim is to improve our security and use it to spark our offense. If we play poor defense, our episode suffers, “He said.


According to the facts supplied, San Miguel Beer performed admirably in their game against Rain or Shine, winning 129-116. Despite the absence of a foreigner, the Beermen had a balanced offense headed by Mo Tautuaa and Vic Manuel, with CJ Perez also providing a double-double. The victory guaranteed them a spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs, while their ultimate seeding was still unknown. Coach Jorge Gallent, on the other hand, highlighted worries about the squad’s defense, emphasizing the necessity for improvement if the team is to make a long postseason run. Overall, the game displayed the Beermen’s attacking potency and capacity to win while highlighting areas for possible future growth.

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