PBA: Beermen crush Dyip, Elite stun Ginebra

first_imgA reminder at halftime. Two big runs in the third quarter. That was all it took for San Miguel Beer to show it was in a different talent level from Columbian Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Columbian stayed within reach, 88-82, before the Beermen uncorked the killing run. Lassiter had a triple, Reid completed two three-point plays and Christian Standhardinger had five straight points to highlight that breakaway, which gave the Beermen a 107-84 spread.That was all San Miguel needed to bounce back from a shock defeat to Blackwater, a game where Reid criticized the team for not taking their foes seriously.Santos finished with 29 points on 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, Lassiter had 28 built around 6 triples out of 12 attempts and Standhardinger added 21 as the trio almost made everybody overlook Reid’s triple-double performance of 16 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists.But even as the Beermen tied the record of TNT in three-point shots made in a game, Austria was not completely satisfied.“I’m happy we won,” said the six-time champion coach. “But I’m not happy with our defense. It’s a good thing our offense was really good otherwise we would have trailed bigger in the second quarter.” ADVERTISEMENT Knocking down a record-tying 23 triples, the Beermen reduced the Dyip to a pile of junk with a 143-119 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After a defensively lackluster first half where they left themselves open to another upset, the Beermen came up firing in the third, outscoring the Dyip, 43-18, to put the game away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s the turning point,” said coach Leo Austria of the third quarter. “At the half, I told them that we need to step up our defense.”San Miguel manufactured enough stops to string its first run: Chris Ross and Arwind Santos had a triple each to sandwich misses by the Dyip before Marcio Lassiter fed a streaking AZ Reid off a Jerramy King miss as the Beermen peeled away from a deadlock at 73 and took an 81-73 spread at the top of the third. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bong Ravena promoted to TNT head coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title In the nightcap, Blackwater stayed undefeated with a 124-118 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra to keep the solo lead in the tournament. —FRANCIS T. J. OCHOASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more