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San Miguel vs Rain or Shine SF Game 3 | PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup

Rain or Shine solved one big problem, but couldn’t handle what the rest of San Miguel Beer’s talented crew laid out Wednesday.

As a result, the Beermen pocketed a 117-107 victory over the Elasto Painters at the Dasmarinas City Arena in Cavite to move another win away of sweeping their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel.

June Mar Fajardo got stymied, but CJ Perez, Marcio Lassiter, Don Trollano and Terrence Romeo all did their part in helping SMB ultimately shake off Rain or Shine’s threat and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

In league history, the last 17 teams which went up 3-0 in a race-to-four went on to win the series, eight of those via sweeps, and SMB can duplicate that feat when the series shifts back to the MOA Arena on Friday.

There is enough time to savor SMB’s latest win that stretched its mastery over the same team to 10 games.

“The boys were really composed, especially in the last five minutes ng game,” said SMB coach Jorge Gallent, referring to his team’s breakaway from a tight 99-97 count.

“It’s just composure and we knew where to go pagdating sa endgame,” added Gallent. “Fortunately, Terrence’s shots went in and Don’s went in, so that’s a good a sign for us.”

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