Cameron Clark erupts for 44 factors as San Miguel hangs 145 factors towards NorthPort to enhance to 6-1 and tie TNT on the high
MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel rediscovered its successful methods after seeing its unbeaten begin within the PBA Governors’ Cup busted by outgunning NorthPort in a 145-132 victory on the Mall of Asia Enviornment on Wednesday, February 15.
Cameron Clark got here up together with his finest efficiency of the convention, whereas June Mar Fajardo and CJ Perez additionally delivered because the Beermen rebounded from their first loss to Converge to enhance to 6-1 and tie TNT on the high.
Taking the scoring cudgels after taking part in a complementary function within the earlier video games, Clark erupted for a career-high 44 factors, 9 rebounds and seven assists, together with a bucket that ignited a run that allowed San Miguel to tug away.
An Arvin Tolentino trey pulled the Batang Pier inside 125-130 earlier than Clark sank a fadeaway jumper that sparked a 9-0 blitz capped by a Marcio Lassiter triple because the Beermen mounted a 139-125 lead with 1:half-hour left.
Clark then ended his night time with an alley-oop dunk off a Simon Enciso dime with 20 seconds remaining for good measure.
Fajardo completed with a double-double of 29 factors and 12 rebounds as he redeemed himself from his subpar outing towards the FiberXers, a loss that noticed him foul out for the primary time in almost 4 years.
The six-time MVP made certain to remain within the recreation, scattering 10 factors within the fourth quarter.
Perez put up 24 factors, 5 assists, and three rebounds, Lassiter chimed in 16 factors and seven assists, whereas Vic Manuel offered high quality taking part in time without work the bench with 12 factors in simply 9 minutes.
Simon Enciso shone as nicely within the win with a career-high 13 assists as San Miguel dished out a franchise-best 46 dimes, which rank third all-time by a crew in a single recreation.
Tolentino scored a career-high 32 factors on a 6-of-8 clip from past the arc, however his scorching efficiency coupled with a 39-point eruption from import Kevin Murphy weren’t sufficient for NorthPort to clinch its first win.
Murphy added 13 rebounds and a pair of steals within the loss that dropped the Batang Pier to 0-6.
Robert Bolick churned out 16 factors, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds for NorthPort, whereas Paul Zamar posted 14 factors and 4 rebounds in his first recreation towards his former crew.
San Miguel 145 – Clark 44, Fajardo 29, Perez 24, Lassiter 16, Manuel 12, Cruz 9, Bulanadi 5, Enciso 3, Tautuaa 3, Brondial 0, Ross 0.
NorthPort 132 – Murphy 39, Tolentino 32, Bolick 16, Zamar 14, Calma 11, Chan 9, Caperal 4, Ayaay 4, Munzon 3, Balagasay 0, Taha 0.
Quarters: 40-36, 72-67, 108-96, 145-132.