San Miguel vs NLEX July 22, 2016 final score result highlights replay. Marcio Lassiter hits game-winner to shoot San Miguel past NLEX The San Miguel Beermen let a 17-point, second half lead slip away but still came out on top against the NLEX Road Warriors, 94-93, after a clutch buzzer-beating three-pointer from Marcio Lassiter in the 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Arizona Reid led San Miguel with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Alex Cabagnot added 19 markers.
June Mar Fajardo added 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the field while Lassiter finished with eight points and nine rebounds.
San Miguel is now 2-0 in the current conference while NLEX dropped to 1-1.
Reid was firing on all cylinders from the opening tip, scoring 11 of San Miguel’s first 15 points of the game. He also opened the second quarter with a nice burst, hitting a triple and a three-point play to finish with 19 big points in the first half.
Fajardo also had a remarkable performance, tallying 12 points as he hit all six of his shot attempts over the first two periods.
Some nice play from guards Cabagnot and Lassiter late in second allowed the Beermen to stretch their lead to 10 points, 51-41, entering the halftime break.
NLEX import Henry Walker kept in pace with his SMB counterpart, Reid, scoring 15 points for the Road Warriors in the first half.
San Miguel looked like it would put the game away as early as the third quarter after they went on a 9-2 tear anchored on the play of Cabagnot and Chris Ross, to make it a 17-point game, 60-43.
But Walker, Jonas Villanueva and Asian import Rodrigue Akl hit consecutive three-pointers to put NLEX right back in the mix and some other contributions from the locals – including a putback from Asi Taulava and a couple fastbreak layups from Kevin Alas got them to within striking distance.
The Road Warriors finally got over the hump on a big three-pointer from Walker, 68-66, with 1:33 left in the quarter.
The game saw some color late in the period after San Miguel’s David Semerad swung an elbow that caught Walker in the face. Taulava, the veteran center, took offense at that and after some shoving, got a slap in on Semerad. Both Taulava and Semerad were issued technical for the fray.
The game was tied 68-apiece after three periods.
NLEX opened the fourth with seven unanswered points for a 75-68 lead, capped by a long three-pointer from Walker from a few steps behind the arc.
Gary David hit a big three-pointer and scored off a strong drive to the hoop to give the lead back to San Miguel, 83-81.
NLEX got a huge boost from Sean Anthony, though, as the forward came up big on the offensive end with a trey and a basket inside to swing the advantage the other way, 91-86.
The Road Warriors got a lucky bounce after Reid beat Alas on a jump-ball but NLEX recovered the ball. Taulava then made the most of the possession, hitting a wide-open jumper from the midrange to make it 93-88 with 1:04 remaining.
Cabagnot, though, hit a three-pointer with 27 seconds remaining to make it a two-point game, 93-91, and set up the wild endgame where Lassiter sealed it with his huge trey.
Walker finished with 33 points to lead NLEX in the loss.
The final score result:
SAN MIGUEL 94 – Reid 23, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 16, David 13, Lassiter 8, De Ocampo 6, Arana 4, Ross 3, Reyes 2, Heruela 0, Semerad 0, Tubid 0.
NLEX 93 – Walker 33, Villanueva J. 14, Anthony 9, Villanueva E. 8, Akl 7, Khobuntin 6, Taulava 6, Alas 4, Lanete 3, Monfort 3, Baracael 0.
Quarters: 23-22, 51-41, 68-68, 94-93