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SMB blazes TNT to tie semis anew

Mo Tautuaa led the Beemen's domination of the Tropang Giga. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—San Miguel put on a dominant display on Sunday to obliterate TNT, 116-90, in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The Beermen, whose slow starts in the first three games have been a concern for them, this time turned on the jets from the get go, quickly building a double-digit spread that even stretched to as high as 37 points and never let the Tropang Giga, who never got a taste of the lead, get back in the game.

Mo Tautuaa put up 25 points on 7-of-9 field goals, nine rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal for SMB, which tied the best-of-seven series again at two games apiece.

Terrence Romeo added 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal, while June Mar Fajardo put up 13 markers, 12 boards, one dime, and one swat.

Jayson Castro made 15 points, two boards, four assists, and one steal for TNT, which missed Poy Erram the rest of the way after hitting his head on the floor following a loose ball scramble with Tautuaa.

The Scores :

SAN MIGUEL  116 – Tautuaa 25, Romeo 16, Fajardo 13, Lassiter 13, Cabagnot 12, Santos 11, Perez 10, Ross 7, Pessumal 4, Zamar 3, Gamalinda 2, Gotladera 0

TNT 90 – Castro 15, Khobuntin 13, M. Williams 11, Rosario 10, Exciminiano 8, Mendoza 6, Heruela 5, Montalbo 4, Alejandro 4, Javier 4, Erram 3, Marcelo 3, Reyes 2, Pogoy 2

Quarters: 26-14, 57-32, 91-61, 116-90

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