Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup between the San Miguel Beermen (SMB) and the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters, scheduled on November 5, 2020, at 6:45 PM.
The Beermen flirted with disaster before escaping with a 90-88 overtime victory over hard-fighting Blackwater in the PBA bubble restart.
San Miguel bucked another slow start and banked on their experience to survive an error-filled finish against the Elite.
Mo Tautuaa banged in 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Beermen to the close win that stretched their streak to four games and sent them closer to the quarterfinals with a 5-2 win-loss record.
Meanwhile, Phoenix rode on the hot hands of Matthew Wright and the triple-double effort of Calvin Abueva as the Fuel Masters routed winless Terrafirma in the PBA bubble, 116-94.
Wright pumped 16 of his 33 points in the second quarter to preside over a second-quarter run that saw the Fuel Masters taking a 59-55 lead at the break after trailing for most of the first half. Then Abueva connived with Justin Chua, RJ Jazul, and Jason Perkins to sustain the lead, which ballooned to as much as 29 points on the way to notching the team’s fifth win as against three losses.
Wright shot 6-of-12 from three-point range as he continues to lead the league in scoring, while Abueva finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for a triple-double in only his third game back from a long layoff. RJ Jazul added 16 points, Perkins and Heruela each had 14, while Chua with 10 in a balanced scoring for the Fuel Masters.