Watch PBA Finals Game 5 - Petron Blazers vs San Miguel Coffee Mixers
Mark Barroca stepped up for the Mixers and scored seven of his 12 late in the fourth quarter, while Marc Pingris also chipped in freebies to get the lead back. “In the fourth, we can’t regret losing the lead. We gotta play it from here. We got to keep playing forward,” Cone said.
All but two of the fielded players from the Mixers’ side wound up with double digits with Marqus Blakely and Pingris scoring 19 and 15, respectively. Elijah Milsap’s tremendous effort was spoiled as the Boosters’ import even singlehandedly outscored the entire Mixers’ squad in the third, 17-15, for 33 points.
June Mar Fajardo added 20 points and 26 boards while newly crowned MVP Arwind Santos was limited to just eight markers including a crucial TO in the dying seconds.