PBA: Blackwater pulls off come-from-behind, stuns San Miguel

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Posted at Oct 05 2022 05:39 PM | Updated as of Oct 05 2022 06:58 PM

MANILA -- (UPDATED) Blackwater fought from 15 points down to steal the game from San Miguel Beer, 109-106, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Beermen was up 104-106 when Baser Amer knocked down a booming three with 32 seconds to go.

Mike Ayonayon then scored a defensive gem and went straight to the hoop to finish San Miguel.

Cameron Krutwig had a triple-double of 20 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Amer had 16 markers, while Troy Rosario added 13.

It was Blackwater's second win in four games.

"It's a learning (experience). Pero sabi ko nga, this is the best time to meet San Miguel kasi nga they're still struggling, bago pa 'yung import," said Bossing coach Ariel Vanguardia.

Vanguardia also credited Krutwig for helping the whole team perform.

"He's not the typical import who'll score 40 for you, but he makes us better. He makes everybody better," said the coach.

"If we get an import who's gonna score 40 or 50 points, it doesn't help us because the other teams got those kinds of imports. Ganu'n din, eh. Mas magagaling ang locals nila. Mas maganda pare-pareho kaming nag-i-improve with Cam."

Diamond Stone, the replacement import that took over Thomas Robinson's place, scored 20 points and got 8 rebounds for San Miguel.

June Mar Fajardo top-scored the Beermen with 23 points to go with his 16 rebounds. Marcio Lassiter added 18 points and CJ Perez 16.

The scores:

Blackwater 109 - Krutwig 20, Amer 16, Rosario 13, Taha 11, Ayonayon 10, Banal 10, Suerte 7, MacCarthy 7, Jackson 7, Ular 4, Ebona 4, Sena 0, Go 0.

San Miguel 106 - Fajardo 23, Stone 20, Lassiter 18, Perez 16, Tautuaa 11, Cruz 8, Enciso 6, Manuel 4, Herndon 0, Ross 0.

Quarters: 29-33, 61-64, 77-89, 109-106

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