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Converge banks on late run to spoil Devon Scott's SMB debut

Quincy Miller came close to a rare point-rebound-block triple-double for the FiberXers. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Converge denied San Miguel of completing a huge comeback by rallying late as well to seal a 106-102 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Friday night at the PhilSports Arena.

The FiberXers blew a 17-point lead but still prevailed in the end as Devon Scott's first game as the Beermen's new import ended in defeat.

Down 48-65 early in the third quarter, SMB, behind the heroics of CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa, crept back later in the second half and even took a 100-95 lead with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter.

However, Converge responded with the game-deciding 11-0 run to go back up for good, 106-100, with 45 seconds left.

Tautuaa scored on a layup for the Beermen's consolation basket.

Quincy Miller came close to a triple-double with 24 points, 16 rebounds, and nine blocks with three assists and three steals to lead the FiberXers, who have now won two straight games to move up to 3-2.

Aljun Melecio added a career-high 18 points and seven assists.

Perez finished with 29 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Tautuaa added 23 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists for the Beermen, who fell to 1-3.

Scott had 16 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, and two blocks in his first game as Diamond Stone's replacement.

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