San Miguel Beer regained its bearing nearing the playoffs, snapping a three-game losing skein with an emphatic 117-100 win over Phoenix Petroleum in the PBA Governors Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay City last night.
In the fourth quarter, the Beermen worked hard together to spark a breakaway en route to improving their record to 3-4 at eighth place.
The Fuel Masters, meanwhile, dropped to 6-3 after the game marred by a flagrant infraction by SMB import Kevin Murphy in an incident with Calvin Abueva late in the game.
Phoenix coach Louie Alas, team manager Paolo Bugia and player Doug Kramer drew technical fouls for leaving their bench during the commotion.
Murphy sat out the last 4:11 of play and settled for a 26-point output after two huge productions that both went for naught.