PBA Finals By the Numbers: Try to stop June Mar if you can
Paul Lintag on May 09, 2019 03:49 PM
The Kraken scored 31 on an incredible 13/14 shooting. That’s the story right there.
San Miguel Beer has answered the call once again.
The defending four-time champions blasted Magnolia in Game 4 Wednesday, tying the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at two games each.
Using its high-powered offense, San Miguel dropped 114 points in a dominant win, setting up a pivotal Game 5 Friday.
But before moving on to the crucial showdown, a look at how the Beermen reduced this series into a best-of-3.
It’s PBA Finals By the Numbers time.
Total shooting percentage for San Miguel Beer in Game 4, the team’s highest so far in these Finals.
With June Mar Fajardo at the lead, the San Miguel offense was finally its best, overwhelming Magnolia for a crucial win.
The Beermen scored 25 in the opening period and that was their lowest in Game 4. They peaked with 33 points scored in the third as they pulled away from the Hotshots following a close first half.
Total points for June Mar Fajardo.
The Kraken scored 31 on an incredible 13 out of 14 shooting.
In Game 4 of the Finals. That’s the story right there.
Total points for Terrence Romeo in Game 4.
Easily his best Finals performance, Terrence shot 50 percent for 18 points and was second to June Mar in San Miguel Beer scoring.
Romeo also added five assists, leading the second unit to near-perfection. After a Game 2 ejection, Terrence is back in business for the Beermen.
Total rebounds for the Beermen.
After giving up 25 more rebounds in Game 3, San Miguel turned around and won the departmen by seven in Game 4.
The Hotshots shot only 40 percent in Game 4 and the Beermen gobbled up all those rebounds on their way to a series-tying victory.
Total players on double figures for Magnolia.
Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca scored 22 each for the Hotshots while Ian Sangalang added 19.
That was it.
Magnolia will not overpower San Miguel with offense in this series. The Hotshots will get blown away if they only get top-heavy production on offense.
A pivotal Game 5 is set for Friday at the Big Dome.
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