The San Miguel Beermen are one of the worst teams so far in the PBA on Tour, but they have a chance to stop the bleeding this Sunday when they face off against the Blackwater Bossing, who will look to go two games above .500.

Catch this game live on Sunday, July 2 at 5:00 pm, Manila time.

San Miguel Beermen (2-5)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Jayvee Dela Cruz
  • SG: Jericho Cruz
  • SF: Allyn Bulanadi
  • PF: Rodney Brondial
  • C: Nonoy Baclao

The Beermen still couldn’t find their way out of their slump. Their losing streak hit four games after suffering a 102-94 defeat at the hands of the NLEX Road Warriors last Wednesday at Ynares Arena (Pasig). San Miguel, of course, is playing without some of its major pieces, with Junemar Fajardo and CJ Perez in the middle of heavy preparation for the FIBA World Cup. 

That doesn’t mean the Beermen are bereft of talent because they still have the likes of Jericho Cruz and Allyn Bulanadi, who scored 20 and 26 points, respectively, in the NLEX game. Rodney Bronbdial also had a double-double of 22 points and 24 rebounds in that contest. Terrence Romeo did not play against the Road Warriors amid concerns of injury, so don’t be surprised if he sits out another game.

Blackwater Bossing (4-3)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Baser Amer
  • SG: Rey Suerte
  • SF: Rashawn Mccarthy
  • PF: Richard Escoto
  • C: Troy Rosario

Blackwater is back in the win column following its 92-90 conquest of the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters last Sunday. Veteran Troy Rosario powered the team as he bossed around for 24 points on 10/14 shooting from the field to go with eight rebounds. He appears to be close to his top form, which is great for Blackwater, which also went 11/26 from deep against Phoenix.

With San Miguel parading a thin lineup, Rosario can dominate anew alongside JVee Casio, who came off the bench and fired 13 points against the Fuel Masters.  Blackwater, which is averaging 92.1 points per game, seems to have the advantage in depth over the Beermen. The Bossing are getting an average of 43.4 from their bench, while San Miguel relievers are scoring just 19.0 points per outing — last in the league.


Spread: Blackwater (+4) covers the spread.

Over/Under: The (192) total hits the Under.