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Lassiter ends 3-point dry spell

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Marcio Lassiter just told himself to keep on shooting the way elite shooters do. After misfiring in the first two games of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, the 30-year-old sniper finally halted his struggles and found the bottom of the net. Shooting 0-of-11 from downtown in Games 1 and 2, Lassiter finally drilled his […]

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Chris Ross shares Finals limelight with teammates

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After delivering another noteworthy performance in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Chris Ross could’ve basked in the glory alone had he wanted to. But the do-it-all guard would rather share the spotlight with his teammates. “I was hoping they’d give out five [Finals] MVPs. Our starters did so much, we played so many minutes,  and I […]

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With help from veteran teammates, Agovida aims to become two-way player

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With reminders from his veteran teammates, San Miguel Beer’s Keith Agovida is evolving more into a two-dimensional player now that he is on the defending champions’ side. Known for his offensive prowess in his former teams Blackwater and Mahindra, the 6-foot-2 Agovida revealed that he continuing to learn from his experienced teammates especially on the […]

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Lassiter escapes bad shooting night, missed free throws with SMB win

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Marcio Lassiter almost took the brunt of the blame had San Miguel lost to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. Fouled with the Beermen holding a slim 72-70 lead, the marksman shockingly muffed two charities and gave the Gin Kings one last shot with 11 seconds left. “I left it short. I can’t blame no one but myself,” […]

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Beermen survive Gin Kings, extend run to 6 games

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San Miguel Beer closed in on a Top Two finish in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations as it survived Barangay Ginebra in a slow-scoring, defensive battle, grinding out a 72-70 decision before a crowd of over 10,000 at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. The Gin Kings neutralized June Mar Fajardo, holding the 6-foot-10 SMB behemoth to his lowest output (nine […]

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Fajardo not concerned over lack of production with SMB winning

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June Mar Fajardo has been the PBA’s consistent dominant force, but the gentle giant of San Miguel doesn’t mind playing a lesser role especially with his team chalking up wins. In the Beermen’s convincing 101-86 drubbing of Meralco, Fajardo produced pedestrian numbers by his standards with an 11-point, 14-rebound line as Marcio Lassiter and Alex […]

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San Miguel, Ginebra dispute finals slot in Game 5

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After splitting the first four games, titleholder San Miguel Beer and people’s champ Barangay Ginebra clash for one last time Tuesday, engaging in a royal knockout playoff for a spot in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup Finals.     Just like in any do-or-die match, it’s now more of a question of will and determination as the […]

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Cone: ‘We never had an answer’

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San Miguel Beer came out firing on all cylinders from the get-go and Barangay Ginebra didn’t know what hit them. That was how Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone summed up his team’s blowout loss in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinals series on Sunday. “They came out firing and just never let up, we […]

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In-rhythm Lassiter shoots SMB into Game 5

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If there’s one thing Marcio Lassiter did to ease the pain of their Game 3 loss to Ginebra, it was shoot the lights out. Lassiter scored 25 points, a team-high for the Beermen, and 21 of those came from the three-point line as he led San Miguel to a 101-72 win over the Gin Kings […]

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Beermen force semis decider, blast Gin Kings

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San Miguel Beer stayed in the running for a PBA Governors Cup title repeat with a coast-to-coast domination of Barangay Ginebra, 101-72, at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.         The Beermen tore the Gin Kings to shreds right in the first half in a relentless, murderous game that forged a deciding Game Five in their keenly […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Dustin Matthew Cantera

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Name: Dustin Matthew Cantera Age: 17 Hails from: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Favorite PBA player: Marcio Lassiter How long have you been a fan: two years Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Sharp shooter kasi si Marcio.”

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Lassiter gets reward for staying confident amid poor shooting

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Marcio Lassiter wasn’t shooting the lights out when San Miguel were in a pinch against NLEX, and his 0-of-6 three-point percentage was the stuff of shooters’ nightmares. Then winning time came and Lassiter dispelled his demons and nailed the game-winner that catapulted the Beermen over the Road Warriors 94-93. “Honestly every time I take a […]

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Painters go for historic sweep of Beermen in Game 3

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For the second straight conference, San Miguel Beer is determined to rise from the grave. Not if Rain or Shine could help it. Who among the Elasto Painters and Beermen have stronger resolve would be known when they clash for what could be the deciding game Thursday in their Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series at the PhilSports […]

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Austria: Lassiter ‘was the missing link’ in Beermen’s Game 1 loss

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San Miguel head coach Leo Austria admitted the team missed the outside shooting of Marcio Lassiter as the Beermen faltered in the end and fell to Rain or Shine, 98-94, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series. “He was the missing link,” Austria said. “I missed tonight yung outside shooting ni Marcio and yung […]

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Shorthanded Beermen still too much for Hotshots

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Minus their two MVPs, the San Miguel Beermen still showed their lethal form and outclassed the Star Hotshots, fashioning out a 117-98 rout that spoke well of their good chance at contending for a third straight PBA crown. Even sans Junmar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, the Beermen came out strong from a 10-day respite, snapping […]

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Lassiter says pressure, momentum on Beermen

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As San Miguel tries to complete a comeback for the ages, swingman Marcio Lassiter won’t guarantee anything except that the Beermen will leave everything on the floor on Wednesday. The Beermen aim to make history as the first team in the league to come back from a 3-0 deficit and win when they face the […]

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Lassiter on Game 4 win: ‘This is what we’re capable of doing’

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San Miguel Beer finally found what it had been missing through the first three games of its semifinals series against Rain or Shine.

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Lassiter says had no intention to hurt Cruz: ‘I’m not that kind of player’

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With five seconds left in Game 3 of the San Miguel-Rain or Shine series, Marcio Lassiter gave up a duty foul on Jericho Cruz; unfortunately the latter fell awkwardly on one leg resulting in an injury for the already depleted Elasto Painters. Lassiter said he had no intention of hurting Cruz and the foul was […]

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Cautious Beermen seek 2-0 edge vs defiant Aces

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San Miguel Beer is all the more cautious following its lopsided triumph in the series opener Friday night.

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Fajardo after big game 1 win: We can’t be complacent

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A step in the right direction: That’s what San Miguel has been doing all season long.

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I got outcoached, says Compton after Aces’ 30-point loss

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For coach Alex Compton, Game 1 of the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup boils down to one reality. “I got outcoached,” he said after Alaska’s 30-point defeat at the hands of San Miguel, 108-78. “Looking at the stat sheet, unfortunately, there’s no stat for being outcoached. That’s just what happened in that game. We got to […]

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SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN VS. ALASKA ACES – JULY 10, 2015

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Beermen draw first blood, overwhelm Aces

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Riding the momentum from its semifinals win over Rain or Shine, San Miguel opened the 2015 PBA Governors’ Finals with an overwhelming 108-78 win over Alaska for a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.

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Beermen finish off E-Painters to set up finals meet with Aces

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San Miguel Beer simply would not be denied. With Arizona Reid showing the way and their other pillars taking the cue, the Beermen overcame another gutsy stand by Rain or Shine to fashion a 117-110 triumph Wednesday and advance to the PBA Governors Cup championship series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Reid finished with a game-high 38 […]

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Beermen go for the kill against determined E-painters

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San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria knows the law of averages should catch his team. But not Wednesday evening, when his Beermen try to close out their PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel with Rain or Shine at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We all know naman na there’s such a thing as law of averages, pero […]

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Focused on getting SMB to finals, hot-shooting feat no big deal for Lassiter

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After Marcio Lassiter’s game was spoiled in Game 2 after Rain or Shine snatched the victory, it was his turn to exact revenge by raining on Wendell McKines’ parade in Game 3. The San Miguel defense limited the Elasto Painters reinforcement to just 39 points on Monday, compared to the 53 he tallied two days […]

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Determined AZ Reid ready to close it out for Beermen

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Just by reading his body language, there is no doubt that Arizona Reid is determined to carry San Miguel to the promised land this conference.

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After limited touches in game 3, McKines hopes RoS finds right tweaks for Game 4

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Even on the heels of another great shooting night, Wendell McKines emerged from the dugout with a different aura. After all, Rain or Shine was on the brink of elimination from the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup after a sorry 114-108 defeat to San Miguel Monday night. READ: No collapse as San Miguel takes 2-1 lead […]

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Cabagnot game-changer for Beermen in game 3 win

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Seeing Marcio Lassiter’s torrid shooting go to waste in Game 2, San Miguel made sure none of that would happen again when it took the court in Game 3. And the one to heed the call? Alex Cabagnot. The veteran playmaker joined the scoring party on Monday, breaking out with 26 points on a 5-of-7 shooting […]

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