James Yap leads Derby Ace to beat San Miguel

Philippine Basketball Association
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
Derby Ace beats San Miguel 83-82

James Yap showed again why he is a big time player and the Best Player of the Conference last Philippine Cup, by leading the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados to a big win over rival and 1st place San Miguel Beermen, 83-82.

Former MVP James Yap scored 23 pts including a big shot at the end of the game to give Derby Ace a 1-point win. Nino “KG” Canaleta contributed 14 pts with 3 three point shots to help Derby Ace control the game in the 1st quarter, but San Miguel controlled the second half and led by 8 points with 9min left in the game.

With Derby Ace Import Clif Brown fouling out of the game, it seems like San Miguel will retain its No. 1 position in the current 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference, but Yap had other things in mind making the game winning shot and with 6 seconds left in the game, the defense of Derby Ace held on to give them a big win and is now solo 3rd place.

With the subpar performance of Import Clif Brown (scoring only 11pts but collecting 13rebs and 5asts), we’ll see in the next few days if Derby Ace will replace him, special mention goes to the locals of Derby Ace who stepped up this game like Marc Pingris (10pts and 14rebs) and Paul Artadi (9pts, 3rebs and 5asts). Next game will be this Friday, June 11 vs Rain or Shine.

Game Scores:

Derby Ace 83 – Yap J. 23, Canaleta 14, Brown 11, Yap R. 11, Pingris 10, Artadi 9, Maierhofer 3, Allado 2, Simon 0, Reavis 0.

San Miguel 82 – Freeman 27, Cabagnot 12, Seigle 11, Hontiveros 8, Yeo 7, Santos 7, Washington 6, Villanueva 3, Pena 1, Miranda 0, Ildefonso 0.

Quarters: 26-17, 39-35, 64-65, 83-82

9 Responses to James Yap leads Derby Ace to beat San Miguel

  1. CY says:

    yan po ang game ala nba ang dating!hehehe coach ryan, chill!ang galing tlaga ng team ntin!!gahibla lng ng buhok ang scoring sa last minutes…james yap get well soon…also to kerby..more playing minutes for KJ CANALETA….ur my favorite…at c paul artadi nkkabilib u tlaga…u have the moves we fans love…ur not just a kid lighting…we should call u mr. excitement!

  2. CY says:

    guys pls… no more losses ha… kya nu yan!but get some rest tooo…galing din po ang teamwork… c roger & marc….good luck sa next game w/ ros..aabangan po ntin yan!

  3. Willie says:

    What happened last night is the real character of a champion. Given na lagi ang clutch basket ni James. How many times he did that, kaya kinatatakutan ng kalaban. But I would like to put emphasis on the defense and teamwork of the team… ang tindi. That’s the reason kung bakit champion tayo last conference. BUT WHAT HAS BEEN JUSTIFIED LAST NIGHT WAS THE INEFFECTIVENESS AND IRRELEVANCE OF BROWN. Sorry but di ko pa rin makita ang halaga niya sa team. I’ll leave it up to the intelligence of coaches, pero sana sa Friday may import na tayong magaling. Papunta na tayo ng playoffs, may chance pa tayo sa top 2.

  4. chie says:

    ang galing ng B-Meg kagabi. Pang championship caliber yung pinakita nyo.. Sana, same intensity pa din especially sa defense.. Na-shock ang San Miguel e.. Go B-MEG! Kahit All-filipino kayo, mas nag step up ang lahat!

  5. laarni says:

    ang galing talaga ni kuya james…….the best talaga….sana ganyan kayo parati maglaro palagi yun ang tinatawag nilang TEAMWORK……

  6. gege says:

    i agree with what willie said, you hit the nail right on its head dude! you would really see the unimportance of their import cliff brown!!! the reason why the coaching staff is still not changing him is that we are still winning games, but it is not because of our import but because of our locals!!! we should sent him home packing before its too late!!! pls coach ryan bring in tyras wade if he is available last years talk n txt explosive import or jason dixon!!! or any other scorer and not that liability on offense import!!! at ang nakakainis pa feeling magaling p!!! garbage points lang naman ang mga points nya!!! u get an import na ganun lng ang gagawin? mas magaling pa ang lahat ng local players natin s kanya when in fact he should be the best, the take charge guy, that is what imports do!!! ang dami dami dyan na pwede, pls any other import than clif brown would do!!! your a brilliant coach sir ryan but pls also listen to others inputs because just like you, we are just hoping for the best for the team, wla kaming masamang intensyon!!! tnx!!! goodluck!!! godbless!!!

  7. cy says:


  8. hernie says:

    sana nga palitan na import natin tama c willie,if derek brown is healthy siya na lang kunin ng derby,wala sa kalahati si brown

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