Down big, SMB ‘showed fight of a champion,’ says Lassiter

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first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “This was the fight of a champion, we were relentless, we never gave up,” said shooting guard Marcio Lassiter Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We just showed how we are as a championship team.”San Miguel fell behind by as much as 23, 71-48, but the only thing that the deficit did to the Beermen was force the kings to come down from their throne and quell whatever rebellion the Hotshots tried to concoct.The Beermen first displayed their kingly poise in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Hotshots 26-12 in the final 12 minutes of regulation with 2013 MVP Arwind Santos drilling a clutch triple that tied the game at 86 with 19.5 seconds left in the period.After the first overtime ended at 94-94, San Miguel unleashed its full might.San Miguel outscored the Hotshots, 14-5, in the final five minutes  to win its 25th title.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil There’s a saying that goes “come at the king, best not miss” and oh did Magnolia miss.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel was gunning for its fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup and the Hotshots were hell-bent on stopping the Beermen from making history.And in the first three quarters of Game 5, it seemed that the Hotshots were well on their way to extending the finals to at least the sixth game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThen the fourth quarter rolled in, then the first overtime, then the second, and the Hotshots realized that they were in a world of trouble.The Beermen went on to win, 108-99, and continue their reign yet again. View comments ”We really had to fight for this one and it was hard,” said Lassiter, who had 16 points, four assists, and two steals. “We didn’t want to give them any momentum and we all felt like we can win the game because 24 minutes is a lot of time and anything can happen.”“We want to show to everyone we will fight and win the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Cabagnot wants San Miguel to be standard of PH basketball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img

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