|Chris Ellis tries to score against San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo
Smart Araneta Coliseum – The Barangay Ginebra outlasted the San Miguel Beermen and boosts their hunt for twice to beat advantage after defeating the Beermen with a 26 points differential, 110-84.
It was a close first quarter and a see saw battle before the Kings pulled away starting from the second quarter until the final buzzer. From that the Kings never looked away.
Ginebra demolished the beermen with their tight defense that forced too many turnovers for the Beermen. They allowed the Beermen to scored 84 points only while dropping 110 against their opponent.
Othyus Jeffers led the Kings with 22 points and 13 rebounds while Greg Slaughter added 18 points. Chris Ellis, who had a poor game against the TNT, bounces back with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. He was named best player of the game.
Tyler Wilkerson led the Beermen with 20 points and 16 rebounds in a losing effort. Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo was limited to 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Ginebra improved to 6-4 record and officially claimed an outright quarterfinals berth while the Beermen dropped to a 5-3 record.
GINEBRA 110 – Jeffers 22, Slaughter 18, Ellis 15, Aguilar 14, Tenorio 11, Mercado 10, Caguioa 9, Thompson 5, Marcelo 2, Mariano 2, Salva 2, Helterbrand 0.
SAN MIGUEL 84 – Wilkerson 20, Fajardo 14, Lassiter 12, Cabagnot 11, Espinas 10, Ross 9, Santos 6, De Ocampo 2, Arana 0, Heruela 0, Lutz 0, Reyes 0, Semerad 0, Tubid 0.
Quarters: 16-14, 52-36, 78-64, 110-84