San Miguel is back in the finals for the second straight conference.
The Beermen used a great team effort to hold off the Star Hotshots, 109-102, in Game 4 to advance to the 2017 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Alex Cabagnot paved the way for the Beermen with 26 points, including 4-of-6 from downtown. Chris Ross scored 24, to go along with 10 assists and five steals. June Mar Fajardo had 22 markers and import Charles Rhodes added 21.
San Miguel now awaits the winner of the semifinals series between Barangay Ginebra and TNT. The Katropa currently holds a 2-1 upperhand.
Ratliffe had a double-double of 36 points and 17 rebounds in the loss. Maliksi came off the bench for the Hotshots and contributed 16.