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Alex Cabagnot sank a jumper with 1.5 seconds left to cap off a triumphant return as San Miguel Beer escaped past NorthPort, 88-87, to steal the opener of their best-of-three quarterfinal series in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Cabagnot’s fadeaway shot over Sidney Onwubere gave the Beermen a thrilling victory after the Batang Pier took the lead on Robert Bolick’s three from almost midcourt with 4.5 seconds remaining.

The veteran guard, who played the first four games of the conference before missing all seven in Bacolor due to a torn meniscus in his left knee, finished with 20 points as the Beermen moved one win from advancing to the semifinals.

Source: Manila Bulletin (