MANILA, Philippines –MANILA, Philippines — The adage "no lead is safe" has never been truer when playing against the Alaska Aces.
Similar to Game 1 when Alaska overcame a 22-point deficit, the relentless Aces clawed back out of a 21-point grave to take Game 3 from the San Miguel Beermen, 78-70, and notch a 2-1 series in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday, January 11 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Before a raucous 13,785-strong crowd, which are largely Beermen fans, the Aces turned a 64-46 hole to start the fourth into a 78-64 advantage nearing the last two minutes of the game.
The Beermen's offense took some time to heat up as they were limited to just 8 points in the opening frame, the team's lowest first quarter output in the last 5 conferences according to PBA Head Statistician Fidel Mangonon III.
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