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San Miguel stuns TNT for Leg 4 title in PBA 3×3 after sensational comeback

Delfin Dioquino
San Miguel stuns TNT for Leg 4 title in PBA 3×3 after sensational comeback

COMEBACK. San Miguel refuses to give up as it turns back TNT for the Leg 4 crown.

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With TNT on the brink of the title, Ken Bono and San Miguel storm back from 7 points down to secure its first championship in the second PBA 3x3 season

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel broke through in the second PBA 3×3 season as it ruled Leg 4 of the First Conference following a sensational 22-20 finals win over TNT at the Robinsons Place Malabon on Sunday, October 9.

Ken Bono showed the way with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in the victory that saw the Beermen storm back from 7 points down to deny the Tropang Giga their second leg crown this conference.

An Almond Vosotros two-pointers put TNT on the brink of the championship, 20-13, but San Miguel held its nerve and uncorked the title-clinching 9-0 run behind Bono.

Wendell Comboy and Jeff Manday drained back-to-back deuces to bring the Beermen within striking distance, 17-20, before Bono scored 3 straight points, including a long bomb with two ticks left, to force overtime.

Bono then delivered the finishing blow after Comboy made it 21-20 as he sank the game-winning short stab to complete their stunning comeback over Leg 1 champions Tropang Giga.

Comboy finished with 6 points and 6 rebounds in the win that secured San Miguel the top prize of P100,000, while Manday put up 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Vosotros churned out 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, but his numbers went for naught as TNT wasted several chances after going scoreless in the final three minutes.

Lervin Flores posted 5 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists for the Tropang Giga, who still pocketed P50,000.

Meanwhile, Leg 3 titlist Meralco settled for P30,000 after a 19-12 win over Platinum Karaoke in the battle for third after a solid performance from Reymar Caduyac.

Caduyac tallied 9 points as the Bolts nailed their third podium finish in four legs. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.