Manny Pacquiao shows up for Mahindra game but leaves early after blowout loss to SMB

PBA Media Bureau

Having Senator Manny Pacquiao, its designated playing-coach back in the fold is an encouraging sign for Mahindra.

Seeing the Floodbuster struggle to deal with San Miguel Beer which hardly utilized prized center June Mar Fajardo on Wednesday night is nothing less but a disappointment for the “People’s Champ.”

With the result already beyond doubt in the final canto, Pacquiao immediately headed to the exit of Cuneta Astrodome before Mahindra absorbed an 80-109 dismantling at the hands of the powerhouse SMB side in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

And Floodbuster acting coach Chris Gavina could simply understand.

“Who wouldn’t be disappointed after this performance. We didn’t even give ourselves a fighting chance tonight,” he lamented after the Floodbuster trailed by as many as 34 points in the fourth canto and, in the process, absorbed their fourth consecutive setback and sixth overall in seven starts. – FOX Sports Asia