PBA Finals By the Numbers: One more to go
Paul Lintag on Aug 16, 2019 06:38 AM
One more win for San Miguel and the Beermen win a 27th PBA championship. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
San Miguel Beer is pretty much inevitable, right?
After Game 5, the Beermen are all of a sudden on the brink of yet another PBA title and they now lead the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against TNT, 3-2.
TNT will now need some Tony Stark level of switcheroo to pull this one off or the Beermen will continue to pad their lead against all PBA teams with an incredible 27 championships.
But before that, one last By the Numbers look for San Miguel’s amazing Game 5 win.
Total points for San Miguel import Chris McCullough in that incredible fourth-quarter run.
C-Mac outscored TNT by himself in the last 12 minutes, 19-14, as he willed the Beermen to victory in the final quarter.
His basket over the defense of Terrence Jones late finally pushed San Miguel ahead, 95-94, which would later turn into a 99-94 win.
Largest lead of the night for the KaTropa.
After scoring the first five points in the fourth quarter, TNT was up by 16, 85-69. It went downhill after that.
Chris McCullough scored 19 points and the Beermen went on a 30-9 run to end the game for the win.
Combined minutes for imports Terrence Jones and Chris McCullough.
The two imports did not rest in the pivotal Game 5 for TNT and San Miguel respectively however, the younger McCullough got the upper hand late as he just had the extra bounce in his step during crunch time.
They both scored 35 points each in Game 5.
Total points for Terrence Romeo.
Bro fired 15 points in the opening period as he kept San Miguel within striking distance of TNT.
If the Beermen are to win this championship, Romeo is a darkhorse candidate for Finals MVP, he’s been that impactful off the bench for San Miguel Beer.
Total three-pointers for TNT.
Despite the monumental collapse, the KaTropa were still on target from deep, connecting 14 treys on 34 percent shooting.
Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy had four triples each while Terrence Jones was good for another three. TNT is still playing well in these Finals, they just have to finish.
Game 6 is Friday at the Big Dome.
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