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PBA: Beermen keep top four bid alive

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:04 PM November 10, 2020
San Miguel's Arwind Santos.

San Miguel’s Arwind Santos. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion San Miguel Beer had too much firepower as it outclassed NorthPort, 120-99, to stay in top four contention in the PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday night at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles Pampanga.

The Beermen had three players hitting over 20 points led by Arwind Santos, who scored 23 and grabbed 11 rebounds.

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San Miguel took control late in the second quarter after going on a 10-0 run to lead by 10 at the half.

The Beermen kept their feet on the gas pedal in the second half and unleashed a 43-point third quarter as their lead swelled to 100-76 heading into the final period.

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Mo Tautuaa and Marcio Lassiter added 21 points apiece for San Miguel, which remained in the thick of things for a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.

Von Pessumal and Alex Cabagnot also finished in double digits for SMB with 15 and 11 points, respectively.

Ex-Beermen Kelly Nabong led all scorers with 29 points that went with 10 rebounds. The Batang Pier stayed at the bottom of the standings at 1-9.

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TAGS: Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Moala Tautuaa, Northport Batang Pier, PBA, Philippine Cup, San Miguel Beermen
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