Two more wins.
That’s all it takes for San Miguel Beer to once again make a return trip to the finals in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.
Peaking at the right time, the Beermen have found themselves in a good position to get back in the big stage and shoot for an unprecedented fifth straight All-Filipino crown.
With its championship form in full display thus far this semifinals, San Miguel carved out a commanding 2-0 lead against top seed Phoenix in their best-of-seven clash.
Led by sniper Marcio Lassiter, who scored a game-high 24 points, the Beermen took the pivotal Game 2, 92-82, last Monday night after trailing by 12 points in the first half.
When asked how San Miguel can continue its early success in the series to march on back to the finals, Lassiter had a very simple but sensible answer.
“We just have to continue playing the San Miguel brand of basketball the rest of the way,” said Lassiter.
The Beermen and the Fuel Masters are bound to have several days’ off before plunging back to action.
Phoenix is looking to make the most of it and regroup as it faces a must-win situation in Game 3.
Game 3 is slated on Easter Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.