Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the San Miguel Beermen (SMB) and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, scheduled on October 30, 2020, at 6:45 PM.
The five-time defending champion San Miguel rallied past Meralco Bolts, 89-82, to stretch its winning run in the PBA bubble.
Meralco went on a 15-2 run in the third quarter to go up 67-54 and enter the fourth quarter ahead by 9 points. However, the Beermen suddenly turned on the switch in the fourth quarter behind big man Mo Tautuaa who scored 23 points, as SMB drained a barrage of three-pointers to turn around a game where they trailed by as many as 13 points late in the third.
Arwind Santos added 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals to go with 3 3-pointers, Ross chipped in 12 points and 5 steals, while Marcio Lassiter had 12 points and 3 steals for San Miguel.
Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra bows down to Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in their previous match.
The Gin Kings can’t seem to counter ROS big man Beau Belga who put up 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, along with 10 rebounds and four assists. In overtime, despite Belga’s clear exhaustion, he still managed to snag five points — including the go-ahead layup wherein he rebounded his own miscue and scored past a gaggle of Ginebra defenders.
In a losing effort for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson put up a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds while Stanley Pringle had 20 markers and Japeth Aguilar notched 13 points and a game-high 12 boards.
Gin Kings dropped to a 4-2 slate with their second consecutive loss inside the PBA “bubble.”