Kobey Lam hits game-winner as Bay Area steals PBA semis opener vs. SMB

Andrew Nicholson soars for the jam against June Mar Fajardo. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Kobey Lam stole the thunder from San Miguel as Bay Area escaped with a 103-102 win at the start of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena.

Lam was left wide open for the game-winning layup with 7.1 seconds left as the Dragons completed the comeback despite the challenge they got from June Mar Fajardo and Terrence Romeo.

Devon Scott tried to win it for the Beermen, but he missed a jump hook before time expired as they blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter.

Andrew  Nicholson led Bay Area, which got a headstart in its best-of-five series against SMB, with 30 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal.

Zhu Songwei added 19 points, one rebound, and seven assists.

CJ Perez led SMB with 24 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, while Romeo finished with 21 points and four rebounds.

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