San Miguel def. Magnolia, 104-102 in Game 6 to claim their 29th PBA title

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The San Miguel Beermen with a come-from-behind win against the Magnolia Timplados Hotshots 104-102 in Game 6 of their Best-of-7 Finals series in the 2023-24 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. [VIDEO]

Best Player of the Conference and Finals MVP, CJ Perez, leads the Beermen to their 29th title in franchise history with a game-high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line. He also contributed with one rebound, two assists, and two steals in 23 minutes of play.

June Mar Fajardo had a double-double game of 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals while Bennie Boatwright Jr. was two assists shy of a triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and two blocks. Jericho Cruz added 12 points (3/6 3pts), 2 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Don Trollano had a solid game of 19 points (2/3 pts), 4 rebounds, and one assist while veteran guard Chris Ross finished with 9 points (3/6 3pts), 2 rebounds, five assists, and a steal.

It was San Miguel's fifth title in the Commissioner's Cup and their 19th overall with imports. Additionally, it marked Coach Jorge Gallent's first PBA title, achieved in his first finals appearance as a head coach.

The PBA Philippine Cup 2024 is set to open on February 28.

The Scores:

SAN MIGUEL 104 - Perez 28, Fajardo 19, Boatwright 19, Cruz 12, Trollano 10, Ross 9, Tautuaa 4, Enciso 2, Teng 1, Lassiter 0, Brondial 0.

MAGNOLIA 102 - Lee 25, Bey 18, Sangalang 16, Jalalon 12, Barroca 11, Dela Rosa 9, Dionisio 7, Abueva 4, Tratter 0, Escoto 0.

Quarters: 22-26, 46-51, 73-82, 104-102. [GAME STATS] | [GAME HIGHLIGHTS] | [JORDAN]

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