San Miguel Beer unleashed its true might 48 hours after a shocking upset by Columbian Dyip, stamping its class on Barangay Ginebra, 99-91, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.
The Beermen played as the reigning four-time all-Filipino champs as they are and foiled the Kings’ shot at a 2-0 start in the season-opening tourney.
Both teams are at 1-1 going to their next game. San Miguel Beer tangles with Meralco at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo Friday while Barangay Ginebra tackles Rain or Shine.
All SMB starters scored in double figures led by Christian Standhardinger with 26 points in a big rebound from his measly 12-point outing the last time.
Chris Ross fired 22 including 6-of-12 three-pointers, Marcio Lassiter contributed 16 counting four treys, Von Pessumal chipped 13 spiked by three triples while June Mar Fajardo collected a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 markers.