San Miguel unleashed CJ Perez on NLEX and romped off with a bounceback 110-93 win Friday night in the 46th PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Perez, the Beermen’s celebrated trade acquisition in the off-season, exploded with 21 as he stepped up in the absence of injured guard Terrence Romeo and helped SMB to its maiden victory of 2021 after yielding an 87-93 season debut loss to Meralco.
The two-time PBA scoring champion rifled in 13 in the second quarter, including back-to-back triples that stretched the Beermen’s lead to 22 at 56-34.
But Perez was just one head in a multi-headed attack by SMB.
Six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, playing only his second game coming from a year-long layoff due to fractured shin, delivered a 14-10 double-double in 24 minutes.
Alex Cabagnot shot 17, Mo Tautuaa banged in 16 plus nine rebounds, Marcio Lassiter had 14 and Von Pessumal chipped in 10 as they joined the concerted
|July 23, 2021||6:00 pm||PBA||2021 Philippine Cup|
|Ynares Arena Pasig|