June Mar Fajardo tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds, as San Miguel Beer downed Rain Or Shine 89-87 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday.
San Miguel upped its record to 5-5 to advance and stay on track for a top-6 finish, and consequently a best-of-3 series in the quarterfinals.
Chris Mccullough added 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Beermen, which broke a 76-all tie, thanks to Fajardo and Mccullough scoring 11 of the team's last 13 points.
Rain Or Shine, which slid to 5-6 to end its preliminary round campaign, is safe through the last 8.
After a miss by Ed Daquioag, Mccullough buried a 3-pointer off a Fajardo assist to make it 87-82.
San Miguel capitalized on another empty possession by Rain Or Shine with a Fajardo dunk for an 89-82 lead 1:08 remaining.
The Elasto Painters rallied to make it a 2-point game with 10 seconds remaining, capped by Carl Montgomery's 2 free throws.
After Mccullough missed a layup, Rain Or Shine called for a timeout to set up the final play, but Beau Belga missed his 3-point attempt.
Terrence Romeo added 13 points for San Miguel.
Javee Mocon tallied 20 points to lead Rain Or Shine
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