|Booster Prize Rookie Jun Mar Fajardo against Barako's DJ Mbenga|
I wanted to watch this match-up between Barako Bull Energy Colas and Petron Blaze Booster, mainly because of Barako Bulls new import, former Lakers player DJ Mbenga. I'm not a fan of Barako Bull though but I am kinda surprise why they have to replace their original import Evan Brock who was impressive in their win against San Mig Coffee Mixers.
But on this game it was the Petron Blaze import Henry Sims and Alex Cabagnot who shined the most. The Booster who was the victim of a 57 points outburst of Meralco Import Eric Dawson. Simply put on their defensive games in this one. They limited Barako's leading local scorer Josh Urbiztondo to just 5 points and clamping on DJ Mbenga who can only muster 14 points with 12 rebounds and a shot block. Clearly Mbenga is still adjusting to the Barako Bull style of play, and even appear tired on some stretches of the game. Even missing a wide open fastbreak two handed dunk.
With the win, the Booster are now in third place tied with sister team Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at 7 wins and 5 losses. Barako Bull on the other hand slid down to ninth place at 4 wins and 8 losses.