San Miguel comes out with rain of threes to crush Columbian

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SAN Miguel showed how potent it can be offensively as it crushed Columbian Dyip, 143-119, as it resumes its PBA Governors Cup campaign Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Arwind Santos erupted for 19 first quarter points to finish with a team-high 29 in leading two other Beermen with 20 or more in an obvious display of firepower. The former league MVP went 7-of-13 from three-point range.

Marcio Lassiter was six of 12 from beyond the arc for 28 points, while Christian Standhardinger added 21 for San Miguel, which equaled the league’s all-time record for most three-pointers in a game with 23 held by TnT Katropa.

The Beermen improved to 2-1 in the standings as they banked on their firepower on a night the team played lackluster on defense, according to coach Leo Austria.

The scores:

San Miguel 143 – Santos 29, Lassiter 28, Standhardinger 21, Reid 16, Nabong 14, Cabagnot 12, Pessumal 11, Ross 7, Heruela 5, Mamaril 0, Vigil 0.

Columbian 119 – Corpuz 28, King 22, Wright 22, McCathy 18, Khobuntin 7, Escoto 6, Cabrera 5, Reyes 2, Celda 2, Gabriel 2, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Tubid 1, Ababou 0.

Quarters: 34-26, 64-66, 107-84, 143-119