Beermen taking their best basketball into the playoffs

Ross played a key role in helping the Beermen overcame a determined stand by TNT in the fourth quarter of their Petron Saturday Special matchup to produce a 99-94 win in at the Mall of Asia Arena and restore lost pride in its PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign.

The rugged guard finished with seven points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and six steals against TNT.

San Miguel also weathered the absence of Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, who were ejected for separate incidents, as Ross, June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot and Von Pessumal provided enough support for import Renaldo Balkman.

Balkman delivered 43 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks for the Beermen.

“Our backs were against the wall so it’s pretty much a must-win for us,” said Ross.