MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen's hopes of winning a Grand Slam this season were shattered last Sunday when they were routed by Rain or Shine in Game 4 of their PBA Commissioner's Cup semi-finals series.
The Elasto Painters used a huge run in the second quarter to blow the game open, and even the presence for former Best Import Arizona Reid was not enough to help the Beermen rally back in the game.
It will be an early – and long – vacation for the Beermen ahead of the final conference in the season, as they will be given a five-week break before reuniting on June 6 for their first day of practice for the Governors' Cup.
"We're definitely defending our crown," SMB point guard Alex Cabagnot said after their Game 4 loss. ...
MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer's hopes of winning a Grand Slam this season went up in smoke on Sunday, when they were routed by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 4 of their PBA Commissioner's Cup semi-finals series.
The E-Painters broke the game open in the second quarter and kept their foot on the gas all the way through, en route to a 124-99 victory to claim the first seat in the Finals, and send the Beermen to an early vacation.
For San Miguel head coach Leo Austria, a Grand Slam had always been a "long shot" and the format of the tournament made it even more difficult to accomplish....
They had to kiss those hopes goodbye following their 124-99 setback at the hands of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game Four of their best-of-five semifinals series on Sunday.
San Miguel coach Leo Austria rued coming so far in these playoffs and falling short at this juncture....
“Ganun talaga. Gusto rin nila manalo,” the two-time MVP Fajardo said after San Miguel bowed out of the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup following a blowout loss to Rain or Shine on Sunday. “Gusto namin manalo pero ganun talaga, talo eh. Di mo naman maipapanalo lahat.”
With Arizona Reid back in tow for Game 4, the Beermen were determined to attempt another “beer-acle.”...
MANILA, Philippines – Arizona Reid's return to the San Miguel Beermen proved to be a brief one as they were eliminated by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 4 of their 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup semi-finals series on Sunday.
Reid arrived in Manila only on Saturday, as a replacement for SMB's original import, Tyler Wilkerson. The former Best Import winner was clearly not his usual dominant self, short-arming his jumpers and hitting front iron on his triples.
He still wound up with 25 points and 17 rebounds, but made only 12 of his 31 field goal attempts....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||10||7||0.588|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||17||7||0.708||Champions|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||16||5||0.762||Champions|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||9th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||5||0.773||Champion|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||6th|