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San Miguel Beer takes down TNT, series tied at 2-2


San Miguel Beermen imposed its presence from start to finish to defeat TNT Tropang Giga, 116-90, in Game 4 of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Sunday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Moala Tautuaa led the way with 25 points, including 10-of-13 free throws, to go with nine rebounds, while Terrence Romeo added 16 markers as the Beermen knotted the series at 2-2.

June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter finished with 13 points each, while Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos and Jaymar Perez contributed 12, 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for SMB.

The Beermen jumped to an 18-9 start with consecutive inside hits by Fajardo and Tautuaa. It went up to 57-32 at the half with Tautuaa and Romeo connecting in the second quarter.

San Miguel Beer went for the kill in the second half with conversions from Fajardo, Santos and Perez as the lead reached its largest at 81-44 following a Lassiter three-pointer.

Jayson Castro top-scored for the Tropang Giga with 15 points, Glenn Khobuntin added 13 markers, while rookie Mikey Williams and Jeth Troy Rosario had 11 and 10 points, respectively.