PBA: San Miguel nears finals return, overcomes Alaska

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Renaldo Balkman and June Mar Fajardo gave the Aces all they could handle, unleashing 31 and 21 points, respectively. The reigning league MVP also collared 18 boards while Balkman added 10.A 10-2 run to kick off the third quarter tied the game at 54 and the Aces never led more than five points from then on with the Beermen wrestling control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Chris Ross added 16 points while Alex Cabagnot had 14 points for San Miguel, which started the conference at 0-3 but is now close to a finals return.The Aces, who finished the eliminations at no. 2, meanwhile, continued to struggle against the Beermen. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Simon Enciso and import Diamon Simpson paced Alaska, which is on the brink of another ouster by San Miguel, with 19 points each.Game 3 of the series is on Wednesday also at the Big Dome. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Almazan fails to make presence felt in Rain or Shine’s game 1 loss LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PBA IMAGESSan Miguel moved to within a win of a finals berth after frustrating Alaska, 105-94, Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen recovered from a sloppy start where they trailed by as much as 16 in the second quarter and staged a furious second-half run to reach 2-0 in their best-of-five semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more