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San Miguel Beermen got its first win in its debut in international play Thursday while the AirAsia Philippine Patriots will begin their campaign on Friday in the “To Be Number 1 Basketball Challenge” – a preseason tournament of the ASEAN Basketball League held at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.

The Beermen defeated the Indonesia Warriors, 76-70, in the tournament opener with Chris Banchero leading the way with 21 points. Imports Richard Jeter added 16 points while Dalron Johnson tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Warriors led, 43-37, at the half, according to the team’s Twitter account, but the Beermen, coached by seven-time best import Bobby Parks, were able to mount a rally in the third period to take the win.

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