May 25, 2024

In Photos: Raise your glass to 29-time PBA champ San Miguel

In Photos: Raise your glass to 29-time PBA champ San Miguel
Photo (c) Sherwin Vardeleon

For most of Game Six, Magnolia looked poised to force another equalizer against San Miguel in their best-of-seven tussle for the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown.

But the Beermen displayed their champion mentality as they ramped it up in the fourth quarter to overhaul the Hotshots' double-digit lead, breaking their foes' hearts in the process as they soon lifted their 29th trophy at centercourt.

There were more reasons to celebrate, therefore, for San Miguel which completed the feat on Valentine's Day.

Simon Enciso (rightmost), who made the most of his first start in the finals series in Game Five with a 15-point eruption all on triples, lets out a roar during San Miguel's on-court celebration and deservedly so.

Enciso (left) and Jorge Gallent (right) share a light moment as the SMB mentor gets his first trophy in the league.

Confetti rains on newly minted PBA champ Beermen as they lift their 29th trophy.

The San Miguel squad are all smiles after finally closing the door on gritty Magnolia in Game Six.

Long-time teammates Chris Ross (left) and June Mar Fajardo (right) bask in the glory of yet another title they share between them.

My trophy Valentine? Reinforcement Bennie Boatwright kisses San Miguel's 29th silverware.

Jericho Cruz, the hero of San Miguel's pivotal Game Five win after dropping 30 massive points built on eight triples, comes up with another crucial trey in Game Six to help anchor the Beermen's fourth quarter turnaround.

CJ Perez displays consistency throughout the race-to-four titular showdown, capping off his stellar performance with a 28-point explosion in Game Six.

Perez proves he is the Best Player of the Conference as he delivers clutch baskets for San Miguel in its title-clinching win.

Despite skipping Game Three on a one-game suspension after accumulating five technical fouls in the conference, Cruz (front) averages 14.2 points in the series to backstop Perez (back) and the rest of the Beermen in their title conquest.

Perez receives his second personal accolade of the conference after following up his Best Player of the Conference recognition with the Finals MVP award.