THE San Miguel Beermen put on an electrifying scoring display in the fourth as they rallied from 13 points down to defeat the Meralco Bolts, 89-82, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, October 28, at the AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Pampanga.
Down by nine at the start of the fourth, Tautuaa and Arwind Santos drained a triple each to help the Beermen pull to within one, 68-69. They eventually grabbed the lead, 74-71, after another three-pointer from Von Pessumal.
Meralco stayed within striking distance, 80-83, but a couple of three-pointers from Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross sealed the victory for San Miguel to raise their win-loss record to 4-2.
Tautuaa paced the five-time defending Philippine Cup champs with 23 points while Santos finished with a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Cabagnot added 13 points, four boards and three dimes while Marcio Lassiter and Ross contributed 12 points apiece.
Meralco, which fell to an even 3-3, was led by the 17 points of point guard Baser Amer. (JNP)