Marcio Lassiter drains game winner, SMB now led series 2-1

Marcio Lassiter

Marcio Lassiter drained a three-point shot at the buzzer as San Miguel Beermen escaped with a 1 point win over Star Hotshots to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Commissioners Cup.

Ricardo Ratliffe with 44 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists including a crucial jump hook as Star Hotshots took the lead, 110-108 with a few seconds left in the game.

Paul Lee scored 21 points and Ian Sangalang contributed 11 points for Star while Chris Ross led the SMB locals with 27 points and also with 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Game 4 will be held on June 16, 7pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Scores:
San Miguel 111 – Rhodes 36, Ross 27, Fajardo 18, Lassiter 12, Cabagnot 9, Santos 6, Tubid 3, Heruela 0.

Star Hotshots 110 – Ratliffe 44, Lee 21, Sangalang 11, Jalalon 10, Barroca 9, Maliksi 7, Simon 3, Ramos 3, Reavis 2, Melton 0.

Quarterscores: 32-28, 56-52, 85-81, 111-110.

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