WATCH: San Miguel vs TNT Highlights [Finals Game 2 | Season 47 PH Cup | Aug. 24, 2022]

Behind a 13-1 tear to start the final canto, San Miguel Beer broke loose from a nip-and-tuck battle en route to a 109-100 fightback win over TNT Tropang Giga in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup title showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

Marcio Lassiter and Vic Manuel starred in the SMB breakaway then June Mar Fajardo and CJ Perez came in to help make the finishing touches as the Beermen forged the 1-1 deadlock in the race-to-four series.

Fajardo made just 13 points (way below his average), but five other Beermen scored in double figures as SMB bounced back strong from a sorry 86-84 loss Sunday.

No way the Beermen would allow themselves to fall in a 0-2 hole versus a TNT side missing the services of head coach Chot Reyes.

The Tropang Giga actually did a good job under sub coach Sandy Arespacochaga through the first three quarters, engaging the Beermen in a battle where no team managed to lead by more than six.

But then came TNT’s spate of errors at the start of the fourth, giving an opening pounded by the Beermen to erect a 15-point spread at 95-80.

And there’s no stopping coach Leo Austria and his crew from pulling off the equalizer.

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