Chris McCullough followed up his 47-point San Miguel debut with a 37-point outing in just 32 minutes of action as the Beermen dislodged Phoenix Pulse at seventh spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elims with a 128-108 drubbing of the Fuel Masters Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Picking up from where he left off in his spectacular initial game with the Beermen Friday, the former Brooklyn Net scattered 21 markers just in the first half, enabling San Miguel to set the tone of the match early also with boost from June Mar Fajardo and Terrence Romeo.
The Beermen established a huge 22-point lead in the first half and breezed through in the second half even with Romeo taking an early rest with a jammed finger.
With back-to-back wins, the Beermen moved up to seventh at 4-5 while the Fuel Masters dropped to joint eighth with the Alaska Milk Aces at 4-6.
San Miguel chases an outright quarters entry in playing its last two games against Rain or Shine in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special in Cagayan de Oro and versus Meralco at the close of the elims on July 17 at the Big Dome.