San Miguel KOs TNT to keep title defense alive

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Morado: PVL crown weighs more than finals MVP award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’re not familiar with this situation but this is a good challenge for us, after this game we’ve learned a lot. If we’re not able to come back that would be a disaster.”TNT had a chance to take the lead after Balkman’s free throws but Terrence Romeo blundered his jumper and shot an air ball with 24.7 seconds left.June Mar Fajardo then scored two more free throws for the 104-98 lead with 16.9 seconds left after getting a big defensive stop on Joshua Smith.Balkman had 25 points and eight boards to lead the Beermen while Alex Cabagnot added 21 points, six rebounds, and six assists.Fajardo had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and four steals for the defending champions while Chris Ross also tallied his own double-double of 11 points and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT The defending champion Beermen swept their best-of-three series against the KaTropa and set up what should be an interesting match up against Alaska in the semifinals.San Miguel held a 94-86 lead midway through the fourth after Marcio Lassiter’s jumper but the KaTropa slowly chipped away at that buffer mounting a 12-4 run to take a 98-98 tie after Jayson Castro’s triple with 2:03 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And it took the Beermen more than a minute to break the tie with Renaldo Balkman taking credit for the 100-98 lead after his two free throws with 45.1 seconds left.“I think this is the first time we’ve been in the semifinals for the first time wherein we were playing in a best-of-three series,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria, whose team started the conference on a 0-3 slump. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding After a slow start to the conference, San Miguel is back in the semifinals after knocking out TNT with a 106-102 triumph in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Romeo had 23 points and eight assists for the KaTropa while Smith had 21 points and 18 rebounds.RELATED VIDEOlast_img read more