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San Miguel Beer Dominates NorthPort in PBA Philippine Cup

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San Miguel Beermen boosted its chance for a top four finish in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup with a 120-99 domination over NorthPort Batang Pier on Tuesday night at the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Pampanga.

Arwind Santos tallied double-double 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Moala Tautuaa and Marcio Lassiter added 21 markers apiece as the defending champions Beermen finished the eliminations with 7-4 win-loss slate.

The Beermen will still wait for the outcome of the quadruple-header scheduled for Wednesday to determine their rankings in the playoffs round. Ties will be broken by the quotient system.

After falling behind 24-30 in the opening quarter, the Beermen outscored the Batang Pier in the second and third quarter behind the trio of Santos, Tautuaa and Lassiter to run away with the victory.

Kelly Nabong finished the match with double-double 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Juan Paolo Taha and Juan Nicolas Elorde added 16 and 14 markers, respectively, for the 1-9 Batang Pier.

BOX SCORE:

SAN MIGUEL 120 – Santos 23, Tautuaa 21, Lassiter 21, Pessumal 15, Gamalinda 12, Cabagnot 11, Zamar 9, Comboy 5, Alolino 2, Escoto 1, Ross 0, Mamaril 0, De Guzman 0.

NORTHPORT 99 – Nabong 29, Taha 16, Elorde 14, Cruz 12, Standhardinger 10, Subido 6, Manganti 5, Ferrer 5, Guinto 2, Revilla 0.

Quarterscores: 24-30, 57-47, 100-76, 120-99.