PBA: Beermen grind out tough win over Phoenix for 2-0 lead

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Apr 15 2019 09:41 PM

June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen now have a 2-0 series lead over Phoenix. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports.

San Miguel is now up two games to none in this best-of-7 series.

The four-time champion Beermen grinded out a tough 92-82 Game 2 win over top-ranked Phoenix Monday at the Big Dome in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.

Finding enough outside shooting late, San Miguel is now halfway to making the All-Filipino Finals for a fifth straight year.

Tied at 63 through three quarters, the Beermen got a pair of triples from Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter in the final three minutes and change to create the separation needed to down the Fuel Masters for the second time in three days.

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