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Arwind Santos drained a mid-range jumper with 1.2 seconds left on the game clock to give San Miguel the lead, 88-86, and eventually the win over a hard-fighting NorthPort side in the elimination round of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup, Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The 40-year old Santos’ game-winner came after a crucial technical foul was slapped on him by game officials after an elbow to the head of Sidney Onwubere. Robert Bolick canned the freebie to equalize the count at 86-all.

The 2nd overall pick of the 2006 draft, who was adjudged as the Best Player of the game, finished with 17 points, 5 boards and 3 rejections.

“Ako hindi ko iniisip kung ano na edad ko ngayon. Ang iniisip ko kung paano pa rin ako makakapag-contribute sa mga kabataan ng magagaling ngayon,” said Santos during the post-game presser.

CJ Perez paced the Beermen with 18 points while Alex Cabagnot and Mo Tautuaa contributed 16 and 11 markers, respectively. June Mar Fajardo chipped in 8 points, 7 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 25 minutes of action.

“I hope this momentum magtuloy-tuloy na because we have another game on Wednesday and after Blackwater we have two big teams, Ginebra and Magnolia,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.

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