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SMART CLARK GIGA CITY–NLEX made a stronger case for a playoff spot after dealing the worn out San Miguel a 34-point beating, 124-90, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday at the Angeles University Foundation Arena. 

Michael Miranda fired 22 points built on a perfect 8-of-8 field goal shooting as the Road Warriors zoomed to their third consecutive win for an improved 4-5 card at No. 9 behind Magnolia (4-4). 

Kevin Alas unleashed an all-around effort with 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Kiefer Ravena and JR Quiñahan added 14 markers apiece for the Yeng Guiao-coached team. 

NLEX, which struggled in the early part of the bubble conference, kept its playoff hopes very much alive after pulling the rug from under TNT (109-98) and Rain or Shine (94-74). 

San Miguel suffered its second straight setback in less than 24 hours after losing to Phoenix, 110-103. 

Paul Zamar had 23 points for the defending champions Beermen, who dropped to No. 7 with a 5-4 record. 

Marcio Lassiter missed the game due to a strained calf. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/11/06/nlex-scores-huge-win-over-smb-takes-third-win-in-a-row/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nlex-scores-huge-win-over-smb-takes-third-win-in-a-row)