To tow Barangay Ginebra to a 87-83 triumph, Scottie Thompson assumed control in the last moment, over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals on Sunday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. After four unbalanced challenges, the two groups at long last figured in a last possible minute fight with the Gin Kings winning and picking up a 3-2 game series lead.

The Beermen were ahead by three, 83-80, until the point that Thompson scored six of the last seven focuses that put Ginebra on top for good. Ginebra mentor Tim Cone said, "I figure everyone got what they needed, a nearby diversion. It couldn't get any nearer than that".

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Entering the final quarter with a 66-all gridlock, the two sides kept on exchanging focuses until the point when everything came down to the last successions.

Renaldo Balkman gave San Miguel somewhat of a pad, 81-76, after a forceful drive to the container. LA Tenorio immediately reacted with a jumper yet Fajardo indeed cushioned the Beermen's lead with a decided pummel on the move. The Gin Kings drew near three focuses after a floater from Joe Devance, at that point Thompson depleted several free tosses to start his own 6-0 run.

San Miguel squandered various openings, beginning from two missed philanthropies by Fajardo.

Arwind Santos got the hostile board however he turned the ball over, which prepared for Thompson to hit two straight containers and give Ginebra a two-ownership edge. With just 23 seconds left to recuperate, the Beermen missed the majority of their endeavors from past the bend.

They additionally dedicated urgent blunders that enabled the Gin Kings to take care of business. Thompson completed with a twofold of 20 pts and 11 great rebounds. Greg Slaughter had a 13-point, 13-bounce back excursion while Justin Brownlee contributed 18 pts and nine sheets. "It's one of the hardest diversions I've played in the finals," said Cone.

"We got that pivotal Game 5, however we gotta ensure we don't win the fight and lose the war. The war is still out there". Balkman's 34-pt blast went in vain as San Miguel assimilated consecutive misfortunes in the title arrangement. Fajardo included 11 boards and 23 pts.
 
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