San Miguel Beer clawed back from 21 points down and hammered a hard-earned 98-93 win over sister team Ginebra San Miguel Sunday night for a semifinal ticket in the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup at the jampacked Cuneta Astrodome.
Dondon Hontiveros again gave out an explosive performance in Game 3 to send San Miguel to the best-of-seven semifinals showdown against No. 2 Talk ‘N Text.
“The way we came back, it’s really hard not to give the guys the credit. We came back from the dead,” said SMB head coach Siot Tanquingcen. “But I have to give the credit to Ginebra. Despite a depleted line-up, it could have been the other way around.”
Hontiveros’ 27-point explosion in the second half was just what the Beermen needed after losing veteran Olsen Racela.