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Magnolia spoils CJ Perez's BPC coronation, ties PBA Comm's Cup Finals vs SMB

Tyler Bey completely outplayed Bennie Boatwright in Game 4. Kennelf Monteza
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Magnolia completely blew San Miguel's 2-0 lead in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after scoring a 96-85 win in Game 4 of the series on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Hours after CJ Perez was named the Best Player of the Conference, the Hotshots spoiled his coronation by pulling away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Beermen, 24-12.

Tyler Bey led Magnolia, which tied the count against SMB at two games apiece, with 26 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one block, and six steals.

Mark Barroca and Paul Lee each added 14 points, while Calvin Abueva came close to a double-double with 11 rebounds and nine points alongside three assists and two steals.

June Mar Fajardo led the Beermen with 18 points on 5-of-6 field goals, 13 rebounds, one block, and two steals, but he sat out the rest of the game with reported muscle spasms in his calf.

Perez fought through early foul troubles and proved that he deserved to win the BPC by contributing 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Bennie Boatwright was held to only 16 points on 5-of-16 field goals and 1-for-9 from deep and committed six turnovers, although he too had 14 rebounds and one assist.

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