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SMB cripples Meralco in final frame to steal win

Mo Tautuaa continues to improve this season. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--San Miguel used a fourth quarter turnaround to rally past Meralco, 89-82, in the lone PBA game on Wednesday night at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

Down 60-69 after three cantos following the Bolts' third quarter blitz, the Beermen outscored them, 29-13, in the final period to snatch the victory.

Mo Tautuaa continues to emerge as SMB's top big man this season, leading the team to its fourth win against two losses with 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Arwind Santos put up vintage numbers of 17 markers, 11 boards, three dimes, two steals, and one block.

Baser Amer paced Meralco, which fell to 3-3, with 17 points, one carom, and one steal.

Box Scores:

San Miguel 89-Tautuaa 23, Santos 17, Cabagnot 13, Lassiter 12, Ross 12, Pessumal 4, Gamalinda 4, Zamar 2, Escoto 2

Meralco 82-Amer 17, Hugnatan 15, Newsome 14, Hodge 7, Black 7, Quinto 6, Maliksi 5, Almazan 5, Jamito 4, Pinto 2, Faundo 0

Quarterscores: 19-20, 40-40, 60-69, 89-82

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