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Meralco escapes San Miguel for 2-1 collection edge

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Chris Newsome Meralco Bolts beat San Miguel Beermen Game 3 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

Meralco Bolts’ Chris Newsome shoots throughout Recreation 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals in opposition to the San Miguel Beermen.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines–Meralco performed splendid basketball on each ends on Sunday evening for a gutsy 93-89 Recreation 3 victory over San Miguel and a 2-1 lead within the PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven championship collection.

The Bolts noticed all of their starters end in double-digit scores whereas clamping down on the Beermen’s high weapons in one more tightly-contested duel at Good Araneta Coliseum in Quezon Metropolis.

“Trying on the stats, 15 lead modifications, 16 occasions tied. You might simply see how shut these video games are. I assumed we had been OK with our execution [tonight],” stated coach Luigi Trillo, whose fees aptly rebounded after narrowly dropping to the defending champions, 95-94, within the earlier encounter final Friday evening.

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Chris Newsome delivered 26 factors, together with an open nook triple and two charities late within the recreation that proved to be the cushion that Meralco wanted to prevail.

Raymond Almazan had 17 factors–his best this collection–and had 13 rebounds. Bong Quinto chipped in 16 extra into the scoring effort whereas Chris Banchero and Cliff Hodge pumped in 10 every.

Mo Tautuaa had 19 factors to steer all the Beermen, whereas CJ Perez was restricted to simply 18 factors after top-scoring with 34 within the earlier assembly.

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Recreation 2 hero Marcio Lassiter and reigning Most Beneficial Participant June Mar Fajardo added 12 factors every, whereas Don Trollano and Jeron Teng additionally completed in twin-digit scores.

“We received, however we’re not happy with our final three, 4 minutes,” stated Trillo, who identified how a lot tidying up Meralco has to do to maintain their run on this showdown for the distinguished Jun Bernardino trophy.

Meralco will attempt to annex a second-straight win and put its fancied foe in a bind in Recreation 4 set this Wednesday, once more on the Huge Dome.

The Scores:

MERALCO 93 – Newsome 26, Almazan 17, Quinto 16, banchero 10, Hodge 10, Maliksi 8, Torres 2, Pascual 2, Bates 2, Rios 0, Caram 0



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SAN MIGUEL 89 – Tuatuaa 19, Perez 18, Lassiter 12, Fajardo 12, Trollano 11, Teng 10, Cruz 7, Ross 0, Brondial 0, Enciso 0

Quarterscores: 28-24, 48-46, 71-70, 93-89

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