SMB wins 3rd straight

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Alex Cabagnot came through with a triple-double while reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo added a monster double-double as the Beermen won their third straight game after a three-game slide to even their record to 3-3.“I wasn’t really keeping count but I’m just glad we won,” Cabagnot said after compiling 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFajardo netted 37 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, flashing an aggressive game right at the get-go because “we really needed to win this one.”Almost a nonfactor in offense for most of the game, Henry Walker saved the best shot of the night for last in the earlier game. Walker zipped through an opening in the middle of the lane and went straight for an emphatic slam in the dying seconds as Blackwater finally chalked up its first win of the tournament at the expense of Magnolia, 86-84.The Elite bench jumped for joy after that jam with 3.4 seconds remaining and Blackwater coach Bong Ramos punched the air with both fists as they celebrated the breakthrough triumph after losing their first seven games.“We are improving little by little every game. At least, there’s something positive happening in this team,” said Ramos, who replaced Leo Isaac prior to the start of the conference to turn Blackwater’s ordeal around.Walker, still visibly off peak form in just his second game for the Elite, was four of 16 from the field and finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in a no-relief performance.But none of his 12 misses from the field mattered in the end after he eluded Curtis Kelly off the dribble, drove down the middle in the dying seconds and soared above Rafi Reavis for the rim-rattler.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In star-studded Creamline, Galanza finds space to score, set–and shine Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel Beer continued its rise out of a poor start to the tournament, getting huge contributions from two of its stars to forge a 129-117 victory over Columbian on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img

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