Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s high-flying guard Scottie Thompson got the biggest shot of his career as he lifted his squad back to the PBA Finals.
With a fraction of time left in the fourth quarter, the pride of Digos City has no option but to launch a hail-mary three-pointer after Prince Caperal decided not to take the last shot. Bong Quinto chased Scottie at the side lane yet the ball end up at the bottom of the net and everything is history.
Thompson flirted a triple-double performance logging 20 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. His Game 5 performance could catapult his chances to be the MVP in this shortened PBA season.
The Bolts was looking flawless in the third quarter where they led as much as nine points led by the hot shooting of Allein Maliksi. Yet, the spirit of the Gin Kings “Never-Say-Die” got ignited in the fourth quarter as they took over the game.
Meralco’s forward Reynel Hugnatan continues to tell everyone that age is just a number as he gave life to his team after he tied the game at 80-all with 14 seconds remaining after he drilled his three-pointer.
Yet, the Barangays knew Meralco very well, and once again they sent the squad of head coach Norman Black packing in another painful playoffs defeat and this time inside the PBA bubble.