Marcio Lassiter banked in a last-second 3-pointer and San Miguel Beer escaped Star, 111-110, to take a 2-1 semifinals lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Lassiter buried the clutch triple over the defense of Justin Melton with 1.6 seconds left and was mobbed by his teammates after the buzzer.
“We got lucky but luck comes when you are a good player and that’s Marcio,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria in Filipino.
Charles Rhodes had 36 points, seven rebounds and three blocks while Lassiter finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Chris Ross flirted with a triple-double with 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.