TWELVE minutes were enough for San Miguel Beer to settle the outcome of the match against Columbian Dyip.
The Beermen turned to import Arizona Reid, Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter in a furious third-quarter breakaway as San Miguel routed Columbian, 143-119, and get back on track in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Unable to deliver the knockout punch in the first two quarters, the Beermen did so in the third period as they outscored the Dyip, 43-18, to win pulling away.
“That’s the turning point of the game,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria after the Beermen secured their second win in three games in the season-ending, import-flavored conference. The game was still tied at 73-all when Ross, Arwind Santos and Lassiter delivered dagger three-pointers and Reid added a basket to make it 91-82 lead for San Miguel.
Another crippling scoring run highlighted by a couple of three-point plays by Reid opened up a 101-82 lead for the Beermen.
Columbian never recovered from there.
Santos topscored for San Miguel with 29 points, including 7-of-13 shooting from the rainbow territory.
Lassiter added 28 points and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger contributed 21 points.
Reid was also in his usual deadly form for San Miguel, finishing with a triple double of 16 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists in less than 33 minutes of action.
Jackson Corpuz finished with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Dyip, which remained winless in five games.
Import Akeem Wright had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Dyip.
Jerramy King also had solid numbers for Columbian with 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven asissts.
Meanwhile, Rain or Shine makes its much-awaited debut conference today as it plays the Marqus Blakely-led Talk ‘N Text team in a lone Petron Blaze Saturday Special in Passi City, Iloilo.
Rain or Shine, whose core players went on tour of duty with the Philippine team in the FIBA 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, and Talk N Text square off at 5 p.m.
The Tropang Texters have decided to bring in Blakely to replace Stacy Davis in their bid to bolster their campaign this conference.
Michael Glover was its initial import this conference before Davis came in.
San Miguel (143) -- Santos 29, Lassiter 28, Standhardinger 21, Reid 16, Nabong 14, Cabagnot 12, Pessumal 11, Ross 7, Heruela 5, Mamaril 0, Vigil 0.
Columbian (119) -- Corpuz 28, King 22, Wright 22, McCathy 18, Khobuntin 7, Escoto 6, Cabrera 5, Reyes 2, Celda 2, Gabriel 2, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Tubid 1, Ababou 0.
Quarterscores: 34-26, 64-66, 107-84, 143-119.