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San Miguel comes from behind to take 2-0 lead vs Phoenix

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Apr. 15, 19 | 6:24 pm

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel recuperated from a sluggish start and came from behind in the endgame to box Phoenix out for a 2-0 lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the Araneta Coliseum.

June Mar Fajardo did 19 field goals, 18 rebounds and 3 blocks while Marcio Lassiter fired a game-high 24 points to power the Beermen to a dramatic 92-82 triumph in the best-of-seven play.

Buried by as much as 12 points, San Miguel slowly crawled its way at Phoenix’s lead before knotting a score at 63-all heading into the fourth quarter.

It was a dogfight in the payoff period with both teams trading buckets until Lassiter gave the Beermen a four-point lead at 84-80 lead with a resounding three-pointer with two minutes left.

Fajardo then extended San Miguel’s lead with a pair of free throws as Lassiter scored another 4 straight points to seal the win.

Although now two wins away from reaching the finals, Beermen head coach Leo Austria does not want his wards to be complacent and lose momentum.

“0-2 is not assurance to win the series. We should play hard,” Rappler quoted him as saying.

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