SMB faces Alaska in renewal of rivalry

Manila, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen meet the Alaska Aces in tonight’s PBA game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at 7:00 PM Philippine Standard Time.

This is the first time that the two teams have to face each other since the memorable down-the-wire PBA Commissioner’s Cup a month ago in which SMB ended up victorious, 80-78.

While the Beermen have a complete roster, the Aces have to play without Sonny Thoss and JV Casio. Also, the inclusion of Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel is doubtful for Alaska. Thus, SMB has all the firepower at its disposal against the injury-ridden Alaska.

To the surprise of many, San Miguel suffered two losses from expansion teams Kia Carnival and Blackwater. It would be interesting to find out how the Beermen will battle the short-handed Aces.

June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos are not playing their best as of the moment and this game could probably be the breakthrough for both of them.

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