San Miguel's grand slam dream on the line against defending champ Ginebra It could have been a bigger spectacle if it were to unfold later in the conference.

The San Miguel-Ginebra match-up, however, is expected to draw the most interest as the Beermen are only one defeat away from losing the Grand Slam bid. They initially entered the playoffs […] Imagine a season finale with a team chasing a grand slam on one side and a squad defending a title on the other side. Imagine a season finale with a team chasing a grand slam on one side and a squad defending a title on the other side. Game time is 6:45 p.m. with the Beermen tipped to come out strong to win the title that would formally cement them as one of the only five teams that captured all three titles in a season. But before even thinking of the Grand Slam, San Miguel must first try to win the Commissioner's Cup crown. It was one of the toughest journeys to the championship for this batch of Beermen. The Beermen will begin their stint in the import-laden conference on June 5. It was one of the toughest journeys to the championship for this batch of Beermen. San Miguel's grand slam dream on the line against defending champ Ginebra It could have been a bigger spectacle if it were to unfold later in the conference. Already armed with momentum both on and off the court, the San Miguel Beermen pounced on helpless top seed TNT Katropa to take down the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals in Game Six, 102-90, Friday. History actually repeated itself since it was also Ginebra which denied SMB a Grand Slam in 2017. The San Miguel Beermen face a challenging start to the Governors' Cup schedule and will likely be without Marcio Lassiter to begin the ... Beermen take aim at a second Grand Slam. It was a repeat of San Miguel's story in the 2016-17 season where the Beermen contended for a grand slam but their hopes were crushed by the Kings in their Governors Cup quarterfinals match-up. MANILA, Philippines - Barangay Ginebra continues to be the hurdle that San Miguel Beer just cannot overcome in its quest for a Grand Slam. San Miguel had a shot at the Grand Slam in 2017 and 2019, but the Beermen lost to Cone’s Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals of the Governors’ Cup each time.

The Kings played up to their higher seeding versus the Beermen, with the fourth-ranked GSM squad making the semifinals opposite the winner of the NLEX-NorthPort quarters matchup. The Gin Kings came away with a thrilling 100-97 triumph over the Beermen in the quarterfinal of the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, Sunday at Araneta Coliseum, to punch their ticket to the last four of the conference. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel ended the Grand Slam dreams of the San Miguel Beermen, pulling away with a dominant 104-84 victory to advance to the semifinals of the Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. The San Miguel Beermen won the 1988 PBA Reinforced Conference championship before winning the 1989 Grand Slam. SMC boss Ramon Ang wants another Grand Slam for Beermen Denison Rey A. Dalupang (Philstar.com) - April 12, 2018 - 9:00am MANILA, Philippines —The Beermen may be at the summit now.