San Miguel Beermen look to extend lead

San Miguel Beer takes commanding 2-0 lead over Rain or Shine

Manila, Philippines — San Miguel Beer continues to assert its dominance over Rain or Shine as they secure a 2-0 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series. The Beermen secured a 101-98 victory in the first game, followed by a dominant 106-89 rout in the second game.

Head coach Jorge Gallent is not letting his team get ahead of themselves, reminding them that they need four wins to finish this step. With June Mar Fajardo leading the charge, San Miguel Beer aims to take a 3-0 lead in the upcoming game at the Dasmariñas Arena in Cavite.

Meanwhile, Meralco and Ginebra are locked in a 1-1 standoff in their own semifinal series. Despite Ginebra taking the first game with a score of 92-88, Meralco quickly responded with a 103-91 win in the second game.

Both teams are gearing up for a tough battle, with Meralco coach Luigi Trillo emphasizing the respect they have for each other. The series is expected to be a hard-fought battle between these old playoff rivals.

Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger’s impressive 41-point performance in Game 2 was not enough to secure a victory, as Meralco’s defensive efforts stood strong. Ginebra coach Tim Cone acknowledges the need for contributions from the entire team to bounce back in the series.

As the games intensify, basketball fans can expect more thrilling matchups and fierce competition in the upcoming games.

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