Marcio Lassiter saved the Beermen from an epic collapse against Kia, scoring five straight points in the final 48 seconds to hand the champs a 108-106 win Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Big Dome.
Losing a 26-point lead, the Beermen found themselves down by three, 103-106, with 1:02 to go.
Lassiter drilled a corner triple to tie things up with 48 seconds remaining and after Arwind Kevin Love Youth Jersey Santos forced a stop on the other end with 1.8 seconds to go, Marcio connected on an alley-oop and San Miguel stole the victory over the upset-conscious Picanto.
"That play is a creation between Marcio and Chris. That's an option they've got, which is yung basketball sense nila eh nangyari," head coach Leo Austria said on that final, game-winning play.
"Nakakita ng opportunity si Marcio and si Chris Ross. It could be a disaster for us and it’s not a good sign going to the playoffs. Fortunately, this win sealed us to be one of [the top] two slots, magkakaroon kami ng advantage. Sabi ko nga sa kanila before, even if it is 30 or one point, a win is a win," he added.
Even without June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel had no problem Jim Thome Womens Jersey establishing its dominance over Kia, opening up 20-point lead at the break.The Beermen led by as many as 26 points late in the third however, Kia responded with a 35-17 bomb in the fourth to make things super interesting.
Down 82-100, the Picanto stormed their way to a 106-103 lead before Lassiter went to work to save the Beermen.The win pushed the champs to a league-best 8-2 record, on the verge of clinching a top-2 spot in the playoffs.
Arwind Santos led the way with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists while Lassiter added 22 points for San Miguel.As for Kia, five players finished in double figures led by Gleen Khobuntin with 15. The Picanto ended their Philippine Cup campaign with a 1-10 mark.
Blackwater finished its elimination round campaign with a 5-6 record and stayed alive in http://www.texansproshops.com/Brock_Osweiler_Jersey_Cheap the hunt for a quarterfinal berth."One loss would mean elimination. I don't know the scenario regarding the team standings, we're hoping that 5 wins would be good enough to force a playoff for the last spot," said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.
“I would like to commend all the players who did their best. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference.”Blackwater also got 14 each from Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose, while Roi Sumang added 12 for the Elite, who won Brett Cecil Jersey
despite going 20 of 40 from the free-throw line.
Jason Perkins led Phoenix with 17 points. The Fuel Masters fell to 4-6, but remain in contention for a final 8 seat.