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first_imgView comments Playing like a man on a mission, Fajardo delivered one of the finest individual performances in Finals history as the Beermen rallied from 23 points down to outlast Magnolia in Game 5, 108-99, in double overtime and wrap up their fourth straight Philippine Cup crown at Mall of Asia Arena.The reigning Most Valuable Player exploded for a playoff career-high 42 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, becoming the first local to pull off such a feat as the Beermen won their fourth consecutive game of the series after dropping the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIf the last three games were a showcase of San Miguel’s unmatched firepower, the Beermen’s ability to rise above adversity came to the fore in the title-clinching victory as they fought back from a 48-71 deficit in the third period.The Beermen actually equaled the biggest comeback en route to a championship, matching Talk ’N Text’s feat against Alaska in the 2007 Fiesta Conference. PH U-16 books World Cup slot Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Then Fajardo took over.The 6-foot-10 cornerstone scored 12 points in the two overtime periods as the Hotshots couldn’t find an answer to the Beermen’s juggernaut.The Beermen also drew a superb performance from Chris Ross, who was two steals shy of the first quadruple double in league history after finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery June Mar Fajardo went full throttle on a night San Miguel Beer cemented its legacy as one of the greatest—if not the greatest— PBA teams of all time.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Paul Lee produced his best game of the series with 21 points, but just like Ian Sangalang, the Magnolia franchise player went cold in the second half and in the extra periods.Coach Leo Austria also collected his sixth title in as many Finals appearances.The Hotshots had the Beermen on the ropes, 86-81, after Rafi Reavis and Sangalang hit back-to-back jumpers with 1:05 remaining in regulation.But the Beermen responded with Fajardo making a layup with 48 seconds remaining.Arwind Santos sent the game to its first extension at 86 with a triple off a broken play, 16 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more