Import Tyler Wilkerson erupted for 52 points, while Marcio Lassiter fired 28 points as they ignited the San Miguel Beermen to a 120-109 win over the GlobalPort Batang Pier in OPPO PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The 80-point combined production of Wilkerson and Lassiter was more than enough for San Miguel (1-1) which notched its first win of the tournament.
Both players had their guns ablaze early in the game as they put on a show in the first quarter. Wilkerson and Lassiter sank three triples apiece in the opening period where they built a 34-23 lead.
Lassiter ended the game with eight-of-14 triples while Wilkerson had seven-of-11.
Wilkerson continued his explosive ways in the second quarter as they weathered a run by GlobalPort which came to within one point. The Beermen ended the half with a 67-58 lead. By that time, Wilkerson already had 34 markers.