2016-2017 Philippine Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: J. Fajardo (23.75)
RPG: J. Fajardo (19.25)
APG: C. Ross (5.75)
SPG: C. Ross (3.25)
BPG: A. Santos (3.00)


January 21, 2017 5:00PM
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SMB's Cabagnot earns Player of the Week honors

January 10, 2017

 San Miguel's Alex Cabagnot drives past Ginebra's LA Tenorio. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Not even a fractured nose can stop San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot, who was named the PBA Player of the Week for the period of December 28 to January 8 after helping the Beermen rack up three impressive victories.

Cabagnot sustained a depressed nasal fracture in their game against Meralco last December 28 and was advised by doctors to undergo surgery.

Nevertheless, he got the green light to play by agreeing to wear a protective face mask during games, and the 34-year-old has not missed a beat.

The lefty guard averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists as the Beermen won two games in the span of three days. In the process, he becomes the first player to claim the weekly honor for 2017....

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SMB's championship experience evident in win vs. Ginebra

January 10, 2017

 San Miguel's Arwind Santos (29) stretches for a lay-up in the fourth quarter of their game against Barangay Ginebra. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – They very nearly squandered a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, but when push came to shove, the San Miguel Beermen were able to draw from a deep well of experience and make a huge defensive stop against Barangay Ginebra.

Clinging to a 72-70 lead with 11 seconds to go, Arwind Santos contested LA Tenorio's floater that could have tied the game, and June Mar Fajardo was able to tip the loose ball to Ronald Tubid.

Tubid then proceeded to throw the ball to Santos, who evaded Ginebra's attempts to foul him and ran out the clock instead....

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Cabagnot: Defense won it for SMB over Ginebra

January 10, 2017

Aex Cabagnot (right) of SMB. PBA IMAGESKnown for its formidable offense, the two-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer proved that it can also pull off gritty wins through defense.

And that’s exactly how the Beermen did it in turning back Ginebra in a close 72-70 decision on Sunday in front of a loud Big Dome crowd.

Though the Beermen squandered a 10-point lead in the final three minutes, Alex Cabagnot noted that luckily, the team is more than just a high-octane offensive team....

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Arwind Santos stamps his class on rebounding, defense

January 09, 2017

Arwind Santos. PBA Media BureauSan Miguel forward Arwind Santos relished his role as a ferocious rebounder and defensive stopper during the Beermen’s pulsating 72-70 win over Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.

The former Most Valuable Player, who finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, had two crucial offensive boards in the late minutes that denied Ginebra more chances to complete its comeback from 10 points down.

To cap off his impressive night, Santos stood his ground in the last play and altered LA Tenorio’s game-tying shot....

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Fajardo shrugs off lowest-scoring game of the conference

January 09, 2017

 June Mar Fajardo was held to a conference-low nine points by Ginebra. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – For the first time this season, June Mar Fajardo failed to crack double-digits in a game, and the reigning three-time Most Valuable Player could not be less concerned about it.

Fajardo was held to a conference-low nine points by the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings. He did have 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocked shots, but the 6-foot-10 center played less than 30 minutes and attempted only six shots, making two of them.

The "Kraken," however, was unconcerned. After all, the Beermen still came out on top, gutting out a 72-70 victory that extended their winning streak to six games....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 8 1 0.889
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 11 6 0.647 4th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 10 7 0.588 3rd
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