By Bacon Austria

“San Miguel has never been swept.”
“No team has came back from a 0-3 in a pro basketball level.”
“Wala si June Mar, eh.”
“Hindi na kaya.”

These are some of the lines that you would expect to hear from the players falling down to 0-3 in a championship series without the back-to-back MVP, June Mar Fajardo! But believe it or not, these lines were never said even after losing Game 3 in Lucena by a Beerman or any official from the team.


San Miguel clinches No.1 seed after pulling off huge rally over TNT

The San Miguel Beermen overcame a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to down Tropang TNT< 104-98, and clinch the No.1 spot on the last day of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. The victory propelled the Beermen (8-3) to the top of the team standings and handed them a…

Beermen earn top spot with win over TNT

The San Miguel Beermen relied on a fourth quarter flurry to defeat Tropang TNT, 104-98, on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. “This is very important for us. I told the boys this is the start of the playoffs. Kung matatalo kami this is a best of three,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria, as…

Beermen eye top seed vs TNT

For San Miguel Beer, it’s about putting one foot into the semifinals. For Tropang TNT, it’s about staying in contention for the same goal. The Beermen seek top seeding in the quarterfinals while the Texters fight for a playoff crack at No. 2 spot as the two teams clash in what could well be a…

David should emulate Hontiveros

There was a time when Gary David would play 35 to 40 minutes a game as the team’s top gun. He would shoot the lights out of the coliseum with baskets coming from everywhere. The image of him showing his burning hands would remind fans of his sizzling performance, most notably during Powerade’s Cinderella Run…


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