Unbeaten Beermen face Floodbuster

SAN MIGUEL BEER has no plans of staining its immaculate slate.

The Beermen, the league’s only unbeaten team, want to stretch their winning streak to four as they plunge back to action in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

San Miguel (3-0) will be heavily favored when it goes up against ailing Mahindra (1-5) at 4:15 p.m. at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Following that is the game between streaking Barangay Ginebra (2-1) and hapless NLEX (0-6) at 7 p.m.

Through three games, the three-time reigning Philippine Cup champions are showing everyone that they are picking up where they left off last season.

San Miguel, who is sitting in first place, steamrolled to victories in its first three outings.

The Beermen demolished Star, 103-97, just last Easter Sunday as their fine form continued.

They will face a Mahindra side which has lost three straight and is in need of a win to keep a fair chance of making the top eight.

After dropping its opening game, the Gin Kings are slowly but surely gaining steam.

San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo (15) defies the triple-teaming defense of Mahindra Floodbuster players, from left: Philip Paniamogan, Mike DiGregorio and Mark Yee. SMB stakes its unbeaten slate against Mahindra today at the Cuneta Astrodome.

They won their last two and are now seeking a third straight win.

Ginebra trounced the Hotshots, 113-98, 10 days ago.

The Road Warriors, the only team without a victory, are in dire need of a win as they will try to salvage what’s left of their sagging campaign.

Another loss will more or less leave them out of playoff contention.

Meanwhile, the league fined Phoenix assistant coach Nic Belasco P40,000 and Rain or Shine import Shawn Taggar P30,000 in their post-game scuffle last Wednesday after a heated battle between their teams.

Topics: Beermen , Floodbuster , 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup
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