San Miguel Beer used a massive second half to turn back Talk ‘N Text and hammer out a 109-100 win in Game 2 of their best-of-7 title series in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday.
The Beermen drew huge numbers from CJ Perez and Vic Manuel to outscore the Texters and tie the series, 1-1.
Perez had 23 points, while Manuel came off the bench to finish with 20 markers.
Marcio Lassister, who only scored 5 points in Game 1, had 19 this time around.
They ruined RR Pogoy’s high-scoring night for TNT. Pogoy did the heavy lifting for the Texters in the first half by scoring 15. He finished the game with 28 markers.
Mikey Williams only managed to score 7
The Beermen started pulling away early in the fourth quarter, turning an 82-79 lead to a 95-80 bulge.
The Texters managed to trim the deficit to 8 following a driving layup by Kib Montalbo, but the Beermen surged again and brought the lead back to 15, 107-92.
Lassister’s pull up jumper in the last 40 seconds that pushed the Beermen’s lead up to 109-98 was the back-breaker for TNT.
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