San Mig Defeated Petron 88-86 in Game Four of Governors Cup Finals

The San Mig Coffee Boosters was able to survive a late offensive comeback of Petron in Game Four of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals as they defeated the Blaze Boosters with the final score of 88-86 on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Mark Barroca

Mark Barroca vs. Chris Lutz (Photo: InterAKTV)

The Governors Cup best-of-seven Finals series is now tied at 2-2 all courtesy of Mark Barroca’s heroic free throws with just 21.9 seconds left in the final period of the game as he broke the final deadlock.

The Petron Blaze Boosters impressive performance during the final two periods of the game is just awesome, as they were able to bounce back from a 33-13 lead after the first quarter. The Mixers even pushed the lead to 28 points at 49-21 after their blowout win in Game Three of the finals.

Due to Petron’s impressive offensive prowess they were able to tie the game at 83-all into the dying minutes after a basket by import Elijah Millsap. PBA MVP Arwind Santos failed to score as he missed an open jumper in the dying seconds, Chris Lutz was also called for a foul on Barroca in the ensuing loose ball.

After Barroca’s free throws that ended the deadlock, Santos threw the ball on an inbound play and they were forced to foul PJ Simon, who buried two free throws 87-83. Elijah Millsap scored an alley oop and buried the bonus free throw putting the score at 87-86. James Yap was sent to the free throw line but failed to convert.

During the jump ball import Blakely tapped the ball to Mallari who was fouled immediately. He made his first free throw but missed the second one, L(–foul word(s) removed–)iter grabbed the rebound and shoot the ball from long distance failing to get inside the basket and the San Mig Coffee escape with a victory.

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