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SMB whips Blackwater to go 2-0 in PBA Govs' Cup

Jericho Cruz caught fire off the bench for the now 2-0 Beermen. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—San Miguel crippled Blackwater in the second quarter to pull away for good en route to a 105-86 blowout win in their PBA Governors' Cup meeting on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena.

The Beermen outscored the Bossing, 31-11, in the second quarter to open a 63-35 halftime lead.

Blackwater tried to mount a comeback in the third quarter, outscoring SMB, 33-20, to cut the lead down to 15, 83-68, entering the fourth.

However, the Beermen held on in the final 12 minutes to stay afloat until the end.

Jericho Cruz fired 22 points on 9-of-13 field goals, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal off the bench for SMB, which tied NLEX and TNT for second place at 2-0, just behind 3-0 Converge in the team standings.

Cameron Clark added 20 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and one block, while June Mar Fajardo chipped in 17 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, one block, and two steals.

Shawn Glover made 16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and one steal for Blackwater, which fell to 1-2.

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