MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer is one win away for their 4th straight PBA Philippine Cup finals appearance after defeated Ginebra (102-81) on Game 4 of their best-of-7 semifinal series at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 15, 2018.
Marcio Lassiter caught on fire and led the Beermen with 23 points, including 5 of 10 in trey to go with 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
Alex Cabagnot and Arwin Santos also finished in double-digit with 19points and 16 points respectively. Junemar Fajardo also helps the Beermen for his 3rd double-double performance of this series with 14 points and 13 rebounds, shooting 85.7% from the field (6 of 7). Matt Ganuelas-Rosser had his best game through the series helping the Beermen in double-double with 12 points to go along with 10 assist and 6 rebounds.
Photo credit: San Miguel Trio lead Game 4 for the Beermen: Photo by PBA Images
After being tied with 19 apiece San Miguel Beermen ignited with 13-3 run to end the opening period. Beermen lead continue to balloon and separated (58-41) at the half.
Chris Ross lifts Beermen in the second period with three triples and finished with 11points all in the second period, playing only limited 8 minutes in the game because of his injured hip.
The Beermen is in the driver seat securing their biggest lead (84-55) in the third quarter.
Japeth Aguilar led Barangay Ginebra with 31points and 13 rebounds, LA Tenorio also finished 20 points, but no other Kings Player got a double figure.
Total Lead Changes: 3
Biggest Lead: 29pts (SMB)
Biggest Lead: 5pts (GINEBRA)
SAN MIGUEL (102) – Lassiter 23, Cabagnot 19, Santos 16, Fajardo 14, Ganuelas-Rosser 12, Ross 11, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Lanete 0, De Ocampo 0, Heruela 0, Agovida 0, Vigil 0, Mamaril 0.
BARANGAY GINEBRA (81) – J. Aguilar 31, Tenorio 20, Cruz 9, Mercado 5, Caguioa 3, Caperal 3, Ferrer 3, Mariano 2, Manuel 2, Devance 2, Thompson 1, R. Aguilar 0.
First Quarter: San Miguel Beer (32-22)
Second Quarter: (26-19)
Third Quarter: (26-17)
Fourth Quarter: (18-23) Ginebra
Game 5 will be on March 17, 2018 at the Cuneta Astrodome.