Mixers survive fight-marred game, quash Batang Pier
MANILA, Philippines – San Mig Coffee handed GlobalPort a 102-88 beating despite a highly-physical game that sparked a free-for-all on Wednesday at the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Marqus Blakely managed to finish the game with 25 points despite getting involved in a bruising match-up with GlobalPort’s Marvin Hayes. James Yap provided added boost with 22 points.
But Allein Maliksi and Joe Devance played heroes in the end game by holding off the Batang Pier in the fourth quarter.
San Mig Coffee, however, might miss several players in their next games following the brawl that erupted in the third quarter.
According to the league website, PBA commissioner Chito Salud has summoned San Mig Coffee's Devance and Marc Pingris and Globalport's Kelly Nabong and Marvin Hayes for figuring in the melee.
The Mixers will have crucial assignments in Barangay Ginebra and Alaska.
“I’m worried that we might have won the battle but lost the war,” said San Mig coach Tim Cone. “We’ll see what the repercussions are at this point.”
The Mixers are now tied with the Batang Pier with similar 2-3 slates.
Gary David led GlobalPort with 27 points while Jay Washington added 14. Markeith Cummings managed to score 20.
San Mig Coffee 102 – Blakely 25, Yap 22, Maliksi 18, Devance 16, Pingris 10, Simon 4, Reavis 4, Barroca 3, Alvarez 0, Gaco 0, De Ocampo 0.
Globalport 88 – David 27, Cummings 20, Washington 14, Mercado 13, Miller 5, Mandani 4, Belencion 3, Salvador 2, Hayes 0, Taha 0, Nabong 0, Yee 0, Alonzo 0.
Quarterscores: 28-14, 51-31, 79-66, 102-88