Meralco was cruising the Commissioners Cup and has collected four wins in a row up until they met the 2017 All-Filipino Champion SMB.
Fresh from vacatio, the Beermen looks rusty in the first half as they trailed double digits against the Bolts who looks as if they were poised to get their fifth win.
The second half however, was a different story as SMB suddenly turned on their offensive prowess scoring 29 points in the 3rd and 35 in the last quarter.
The momentum suddenly was shifted to the Beermen lead by JunMar Fajardo who once again dominated both offensively and defensively. The Kraken scored game high 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 2 shots.
Beermen starts Commissioners Cup with a bang by defeating the team with the best record.
SAN MIGUEL 99 - Fajardo 24, Cabagnot 23, Rhodes 22, Lassiter 16, Santos 12, Ross 2, Espinas 0, Heruela 0, Tubid 0.
MERALCO 92 - Dillinger 21, Stepheson 21, Amer 16, Newsome 9, Nabong 8, Caram 6, Hugnatan 4, Uyloan 3, Chua 2, Daquioag 2, Grey 0.
Quarters: 19-17, 35-46, 64-64, 99-92.