San Miguel import Chris McCullough exploded for a PBA career-best 51 points in Game 3 of its best-of-five semifinal series with Rain or Shine in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Too bad for the Beermen, though, as the high-scoring performance of the former Brooklyn Nets forward went for naught as the Elasto Painters held on the lead this time to pick up their first win of the series and trim the deficit to 1-2.
For Rain or Shine veteran Beau Belga, however, it’s perfectly fine for McCullough to continue with his scoring explosions in Game 4 which is set on Friday, August 2 also at the Big Dome.
“Kung umiskor yung isang tao na ganun and limited iba, okay lang samin. Di naman kayang talunin ng isang tao yung lima eh,” said the 32-year old out of Philippine Christian University.
“Ang kagandahan, di pumutok si Chris Ross, si June Mar limited. Sinolo nung import, solohin niya na lang ulit next game para masaya,” he added.
Ross, who reset his own career-high with 34 points highlighted by 10 triples in Game 2, finished with only 6 points while Fajardo could only produce a meager 8.
Aside from McCullough, only 2 other Beermen scored in double digits while 5 Elasto Painters came up with 11 or more points.
“Next game, kung 70 score niya okay lang basta two points ang iba,” said Belga.