PBA: Scottie Thompson delivers winner, Ginebra rallies to stun San Miguel

Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson against San Miguel Beer in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra clawed back from 19 points down on Sunday night to escape San Miguel Beer by the skin of its teeth, 97-96, annexing a third straight victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Scottie Thompson delivered the go-ahead triple from the left corner with four ticks left to cap a 14-point performance and help the crowd darlings take down the vaunted Beermen.

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ScoTHREE BAAANG! Lamang na ang Barangay! 97-96, 4.8 4q #PBAGameTayoDito pic.twitter.com/3XaJOAgDew

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“I keep on telling the guys: It’s there for us, we just have to play a little smarter,” head coach Tim Cone said of the gallant fightback at Smart Araneta Coliseum which had the Gin Kings rising to 5-2 in the midseason tournament.