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    Marcio Lassiter benched in Game 3 of SMB-Phoenix series. Here's why

    Apr 21, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MARCIO Lassiter was benched in the first half of a heated Game 3 between San Miguel and Phoenix in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series on Sunday.

    The sweet-shooting sniper was kept on the sidelines, with Beermen coaches disclosing that he's suffering from back pain.

    When asked if he'll see action, Lassiter was non-committal.

    "I don't know. You have to ask them," he told Spin.ph as he referred questions to head coach Leo Austria and his staff.

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    Lassiter played impressively in the first two games, averaging 19.0 points on 31-percent shooting from threes, on top of 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

    Phoenix won the game, 92-90, to trim SMB's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

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