MANILA, Philippines–Bay Area overcame an unstable start and then played brilliantly for the rest of the run to a 114-95 win over San Miguel Beer on Friday night, to take control of the semi-final. finished the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in their five strongest teams series.
Kobey Lam starred once again for the Dragons, this time taking 25 points at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City to send the visitors to the PBA Finals landing.
“The fact is that we are in the knockout stages. It’s exciting so I have to carry the energy,” said the Toronto-grown guard who was the hero of the Bay Area in the series’ opening.
Import Andrew Nicholson has 34 points and 16 rebounds. Glen Yang and Zhu Songwei each finished with 13 points while Hayden Blankley and Liu Chuanxing added double-digit scores for the Bay Area that could end the series this Sunday.
“We have an opportunity to do something special and we just want to make sure we don’t miss any rocks right now,” said head coach Brian Goorjian, who helped the Dragons do it. ruined the return of seasoned coach Leo Austria of San Miguel, added.
San Miguel received the goods from the platform June Mar Fajardo, who has 35 points with 10 chessboards. Marcio Lassiter added 15 points, Devon Scott 14 and CJ Perez 13 as the Beermen played catch up all night.
The Bay Area, the best attack and second best defense in the league, is leading by 21 points.
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