MPBL: San Juan sweeps Pasay to clinch North semis berth

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 20 2020 10:11 PM | Updated as of Feb 21 2020 12:39 AM

San Juan Knights Go for Gold beat Pasay Voyagers 74-67 to finish off their best-of-3 North quarterfinals in the MPBL Lakan Cup on Thursday.

In the other game, Pampanga Giant Lanterns also advanced to the semifinals, beating Bataan Risers 83-80 and likewise sweeping their series.

John Wilson again lifted the defending champions in the fourth quarter, sparking an 11-2 run at Angeles University Foundation Gym in Pampanga to key the Knights' victory.

Similar to Game 1, Wilson scored most of his baskets in the endgame to finish with 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Homegrown player Jhonard Clarito added 13 points.

"Nandoon lang ’yung playoff mentality namin, ’yung experience namin sa playoffs at ’yung composure namin. Ang bumubuhay talaga sa amin, team defense," Wilson said.

Dhon Reverente scored 23 points to lead Pasay.

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