San Miguel Beermen vs. TNT KaTropa
|San Miguel Beermen||97|
The San Miguel Beermen came out prepared against the TNT KaTropa on Tuesday night and defeated their opponent 97-86 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Beermen did not give the TNT any chance to steal the victory because they were able to build 22-point lead heading to the third quarter.
With the win, the SMB now tied their semifinal 7-game series to 2 win apiece. They will have the momentum heading to game 5 on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The TNT did not look sharp as what they did on game 3 where they defeated the Beermen convincingly.
As for SMB head coach Leo Austria, he believe that the TNT are also a powerhouse team and they need to keep at their game plan if they want to close the series and move to the PBA finals. He also praised point guard Chris Ross for scoring 31 points to help the team win the game. Austria likewise reminded his players about the importance of increasing their energy and desire to win the game.
For the KaTropa, Larry Fonacier and Jason Castro led the team in scoring with 15 and 13 respectively. They need to play with intensity come Thursday if they want to win and take the lead in the series again.
Scoring by quarter: