San Miguel put a stop to its three-game skid and crushed Phoenix, 117-100, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The Beermen got into an intoxicated 21-7 run across the third and fourth quarters to take a 92-77 on Marcio Lassiter’s layup with 8:21 left.
Things, however, got heated with 4:11 left in the game when Calvin Abueva and Kevin Murphy got tangled up in the baseline near the Phoenix bench.
This scuffle caused a momentary delay in the game as both benches exchanged verbal jabs during the break in action and these resulted to three technical fouls called against the Fuel Masters.
San Miguel’s 105-88 lead before the altercation proved to be enough for the Beermen as the Fuel Masters couldn’t muster enough fight to close the gap.
The Beermen improved to 3-4 but stayed at eighth place while the Fuel Masters settled for a 6-3 record at the fifth spot.