PBA: San Miguel zooms to 5-0 start after turning back Meralco

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San Miguel import Cam Clark within the PBA Governors’ Cup. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel Beer stretched its unblemished begin to 5 video games on Thursday after holding off pesky Meralco, 104-96, on Thursday within the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

Import Cam Clark and CJ Perez made essential baskets late within the fourth quarter because the Beermen retained their maintain on high spot that saved new coach Jorge Gallent unbeaten since his appointment earlier than the beginning of the convention.

“This 5-0 begin is a credit score to all of the gamers,” mentioned Gallent. “They’re actually doing a great job of listening and studying of the offensive and defensive schemes of the staff.”

Clark completed with 28 factors, 12 rebounds and 5 assists whereas Perez had 19 factors, 5 rebounds and two steals for San Miguel.

June Mar Fajardo had a quiet 11-point exhibiting however did add 14 rebounds and 4 blocks whilst Jericho Cruz got here off the bench to attain 13.

Chris Newsome and import KJ McDaniels scored 18 factors apiece however the Bolts dropped to 3-2 regardless of making a comeback from 13 down.

Meralco tied issues up within the third, however couldn’t maintain its momentum with Clark main the best way.

A pair of leap pictures by Clark within the fourth saved Meralco at bay earlier than Perez’s transition layup plus a foul and a bonus free throw made it 90-81 with 2:30 left within the final interval.

The scores:

SAN MIGUEL 94 — Clark 28, Perez 19, Cruz 13, Fajardo 11, Enciso 8, Lassiter 7, Bulanadi 6, Ross 2, Tautuaa 0, Brondial 0.

MERALCO 86 — McDaniels 18, Newsome 18, Maliksi 16, Banchero 7, Black 5, Pasaol 5, Hodge 4, Caram 3, Quinto 3, Almazan 3, Jose 2, Pascual 2.

Quarters: 18-14, 44-33, 69-63, 94-86.

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