Terrafirma looks to build off their big upset win over Barangay Ginebra. Can they maintain it against the 4-0 San Miguel Beermen?

Catch the game this Sunday, April 10th, at 3:30 PM.

San Miguel Beermen (4-0)

Projected starting five:

  • Chris Ross
  • Jericho Cruz
  • CJ Perez
  • Marcio Lassiter
  • Junemar Fajardo

The Beermen kept their spotless record following a 95-92 win over sister company and bitter rival Barangay Ginebra last Friday. However, they hope to close better as they only put up 13 in the final frame vs. Ginebra while allowing 26, and almost blew the game.

There’s talent all across the locker room, as seven-time MVP big man Junemar Fajardo is surrounded by an athletic wing in CJ Perez, a sharpshooter forward Marcio Lassiter, and a bevy of guards with varying styles – defensive ace Chris Ross, scorer Terrence Romeo, instant-offense Don Trollano, and big-bodied Jericho Cruz, among others. We haven’t even mentioned the rest of the rotation yet.

That said, slacking like they did last Friday–at the all-important fourth quarter, no less–will be extra dangerous Wednesday against a Terrafirma team that just had a big win.

SMB is averaging 102.7 PPG in the conference, and allowing 95.0 on the other end.


Terrafirma Dyip (4-3)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Holt
  • Juami Tiongson
  • JP Calvo
  • Isaac Go
  • Aldrech Ramos

Confidence is back on a high over at Terrafirma’s side. These league afterthoughts scored an upset over Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, 91-85, and are above .500 midway into the conference. 

Sunday’s victory featured a weird game, but a win is a win, especially over that kind of opponent. Dyip survived turning the ball over 23 times thanks to holding the Gin Kings to just 39% shooting, including 7-of-28 from three – it also helped that Ginebra only shot 14-of-23 from the charity stripe in a close battle.

The team’s pair of premiere scorers, Stephen Holt (20.1 PPG) and Juami Tiongson (21.8 PPG), will remain as the intriguing 1-2 punch, with reliable Sixth Man Javi Gomez De Liano (14.8 PPG) being the third fiddle and main man off-the-bench. 

Holt had a serviceable all-around performance on Sunday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists, while Tiongson (25) and De Liano both reached the 20-point plateau. The trio should be ready to lead the troop in a gigantic challenge Wednesday, particularly Holt. He has to be in attack mode early and often.

Terra is netting 92.4 PPG  and giving up 92.8 in seven games this conference.


Spread: SMB (-10.5)

Over/Under: Under (198.5)