LIVE UPDATES: PBA Finals Game 5 San Miguel vs Magnolia
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LIVE UPDATES: PBA Finals Game 5 San Miguel vs Magnolia

/ Updated as of: 12:11 AM February 12, 2024

PBA Finals Game 5 February 11 schedule

Smart Araneta Coliseum

6:15 p.m. San Miguel Beermen vs Magnolia Hotshots

Simon Enciso starts, sparks San Miguel win with dad watching

Simon Enciso San Miguel Beer PBA Finals Game 5

San Miguel guard Simon Enciso celebrates during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against Magnolia.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–A surprise starter in Game 5, Simon Enciso did not disappoint San Miguel by giving the Beermen a big lift in a pivotal clash in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday.

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Enciso also made sure to make Game 5 memorable for his dad, who was in attendance at Smart Araneta Coliseum watching him play for the first time in a decade.

Unfazed Tyler Bey says Magnolia ‘didn’t respect’ San Miguel in loss

Tyler Bey Magnolia PBA Finals Game 5

Magnolia import Tyler Bey during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Facing elimination, Tyler Bey still likes Magnolia’s chances heading into Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday.

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Despite dropping the pivotal Game 5 to San Miguel Beer, 108-98, Bey believes a championship remains winnable for the Hothosts and beating the Beermen twice in a row is possible as what they have shown in Games 3 and 4.

PBA Finals: Left open, Jericho Cruz torches Magnolia in Game 5

Jericho Cruz San Miguel PBA Finals Game 5

San Miguel guard Jericho Cruz during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against Magnolia.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia gambled on leaving San Miguel guard Jericho Cruz open from the perimeter and it paid a hefty price on Sunday.

Cruz had a field day, tying his career-high of 30 points to shoot the Beermen past the Hotshots, 108-98, in Game 5 for a 3-2 lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

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PBA Finals: San Miguel holds off Magnolia for 3-2 lead

Jericho Cruz San Miguel vs Magnolia PBA Finals

San Miguel Beer guard Jericho Cruz celebrates during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against Magnolia.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel flaunted its poise all Sunday night to weather Magnolia, 108-98, taking control of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship series three games to two.

Jericho Cruz hit eight and matched his career-best 30 points to lead all of the Beermen in the wire-to-wire victory at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

San Miguel Beermen after Game 5 win

Jericho Cruz on fire for San Miguel

San Miguel keeping Magnolia at bay late

Magnolia fighting back after being down by double digits

PBA: Do-everything Bey puzzled over Best Import result

Tyler Bey Magnolia Hotshots PBA Finals

Magnolia Hotshots import Tyler Bey.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–Count Magnolia import Tyler Bey among those puzzled by how the Best Import race of the 2024 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup was decided on Friday night.

His confusion, however, was not over him missing out on the plum.

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