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Balkman dares Ginebra defense to keep leaving Ross open

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Balkman dares Ginebra defense to keep leaving Ross open

RENALDO Balkman said he is surprised with how many open looks Chris Ross got in Game Three of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. Ross was on fire on Friday in Game Three, tallying 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting from threes as the Beermen romped to a 132-94 win over the Gin Kings. Balkman said Ginebra must make adjustments in defending Ross for the next games, or the Kings will pay for it dearly, as seen in Game Three. “I’m going to tell you right now, they got to figure it out,” said Balkman. “They’ve got to stop leaving him open because he’s...

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Arwind Santos insists he’s the least bothered by Ginebra boo boys

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Arwind Santos insists he’s the least bothered by Ginebra boo boys

SAN Miguel star Arwind Santos said he is unfazed by the boos showered on him by Ginebra fans each time he touched the ball in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. He in fact has a different take on the boo boys. “Baliktad lang yung acceptance ko doon. Feeling ko fans sila ng San Miguel, na pag hinahawakan ko yung bola, bilib na bilib sila sa akin. Parang ganoon lang yun,” he said. “Di ko iniintindi na galit na galit sila pag binu-boo nila ako. Feeling ko yung boo nila, automatic for me is, ‘I love you.’” The 2013 PBA MVP had exactly that...

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No let-up for Balkman after two SMB romps: ‘I want this real bad’

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

No let-up for Balkman after two SMB romps: ‘I want this real bad’

AFTER two straight blowout victories, Renaldo Balkman insisted the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals is far from over, and San Miguel still has work to do in order to put away Barangay Ginebra. Balkman had 28 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three blocks in the Beermen’s 132-94 victory over the Kings in Game Three that gave them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series. It was the second straight lopsided win for San Miguel coming on the heels of a 134-109 loss in Game Two. For Balkman though, the Beermen still have...

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Ross shakes off nasty cut, heaps pain on Ginebra with torrid shooting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Ross shakes off nasty cut, heaps pain on Ginebra with torrid shooting

NOT even a huge cut on the forehead could slow down Chris Ross in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. It took blood and sweat as Ross played his finest game in the title series, combining with import Renaldo Balkman in a huge third quarter barrage to power San Miguel to another blowout win over Barangay Ginebra, 132-94, on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Fil-Am guard fired 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting from three-point range, and not even an elbow from Balkman late in the second period that opened a huge cut just...

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Ross shoots lights out as SMB rips Ginebra for 2-1 lead

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Ross shoots lights out as SMB rips Ginebra for 2-1 lead

SAN Miguel turned a close game into a rout in the second half to overcome Barangay Ginebra, 132-94, on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Renaldo Balkman scored five points when San Miguel came out of halftime with a 9-0 salvo while Chris Ross made three consecutive threes in the same quarter after he suffered a nasty cut late in the second. The Beermen went up by 11 points, 73-62, after that barrage of threes and never looked back, building leads as many as 40 points in the...

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Arwind argues flagrant foul 2 call over ‘normal’ hit on Scottie

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Arwind argues flagrant foul 2 call over ‘normal’ hit on Scottie

ARWIND Santos argued his ejection late in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Ginebra series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship on Sunday. Santos hit Scottie Thompson in the solar plexus with a shoulder while the latter was giving a down screen, sending the Ginebra guard falling to the floor with 5:18 remaining in the game. But the former PBA MVP insisted the contact wasn’t enough to merit a flagrant foul penalty 2. “Nagulat ako bakit F2 yun? Ang rules above the shoulder (ang) F2 lang tsaka pag closed fist,” he said. “Normal na sa...

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Chris Ross: ‘(Refs) gave me two technicals for (doing) nothing’

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Chris Ross: ‘(Refs) gave me two technicals for (doing) nothing’

ARWIND Santos wasn’t the only San Miguel player whose night ended early in Game Two of the PBA Commissioners Cup Finals. Just moments after Santos’ ejection for a flagrant foul 2, Chris Ross followed suit as he was ejected for getting his second technical foul following an altercation with Ginebra’s Joe Devance at the final 5:03 mark of the fourth quarter and SMB up, 119-99. Ross, who threw his jersey to the fans before disappearing into the tunnel leading to the Smart Araneta Coliseum dugout, was naturally furious, claiming...

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Austria urges SMB to play it smart as tension rises in finals

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Austria urges SMB to play it smart as tension rises in finals

COACH Leo Austria believes that the late incidents which marred San Miguel’s 134-109 win over Ginebra in Game Two of the PBA Philippine Cup finals shouldn’t have happened, but he refused to pin the blame on his players. Arwind Santos and Chris Ross were ejected 15 seconds apart late in the fourth quarter following seperate incidents, probably the only blot for San Miguel in an otherwise well-deserved win that tied the best-of-seven series at 1-1. Santos got ejected for a shoulder tackle on Scottie Thompson, the incident where Ross...

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Balkman strives to keeps cool in heated game: ‘You gotta stay professional’

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Balkman strives to keeps cool in heated game: ‘You gotta stay professional’

AFTER a horror Game One where Ginebra dealt San Miguel a 28-point beatdown, Renaldo Balkman made sure never to go through the same humiliation again. In Balkman’s 12 years as a pro which has taken him to from the big lights of the NBA to South America toSoutheast Asia, Balkman said he has never experienced a loss that humiliating. It’s a loss that he doesn’t want to encounter again. “Like I told my guys in the locker room, I’ve never… I’ve never in life got beat that bad and got embarrassed. Embarrassed,” said Balkman following the Beermen’s...

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Marcio Lassiter has regained touch – and that’s bad news for Ginebra

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Marcio Lassiter has regained touch – and that’s bad news for Ginebra

MARCIO Lassiter, scoring-wise, has regained his touch in Game Two of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. Held to single digits in points in all of the four semifinal games against Alaska, Lassiter finally got going, finishing with 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field in San Miguel’s 134-109 win over Alaska in Game One. The last time Lassiter scored in double digits was in Game Three of the Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals when he had 13 points against TNT in the series-clincher. The 31-year-old Lassiter played down his individual play,...

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