The San Miguel Beermen and the Barangay Ginebra will open the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals best-of-seven series today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Beermen booked a return trip to the finals after finishing off the Alaska Aces, 104-99, in Game 4. Seeded sixth after the elimination round, the San Miguel swept the TNT KaTropa in the quarterfinals, then dismissed the Aces in four games.
The fifth-seed Ginebra hacked out a tough 96-94 victory over the top-seeded Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 4 to end their best-of-5 semifinals series, 3-1, and advanced to the Finals.
Here are the details for Ginebra vs. San Miguel in Game 1 of their finals series.
- Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum
- TV: TV5 / ESPN5
- Game Stats: FIBALiveStats.com
- Live Stream: Sports5 YouTube Channel
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Results and Scores
|Barangay Ginebra San Miguel||35||34||25||33||127|
|San Miguel Beermen||20||30||25||24||99|
Best Player: Justin Brownlee - 42 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists.
GINEBRA 127 – Brownlee 42, Devance 20, Caguioa 11, Slaughter 11, Mercado 10, Tenorio 9, Thompson 7, Ferrer 7, Mariano 4, Chan 2, J. Aguilar 2, Cruz 2, Manuel 0, Caperal 0.
SAN MIGUEL 99 – Balkman 27, Standhardinger 26, Fajardo 13, Santos 8, Lassiter 6, Cabagnot 5, Nabong 5, Ross 4, Lanete 3, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Pessumal 0.