PBA Live Stream - San Mig Coffee will try again to advance to the semifinal round , but this time another loss against Alaska will send them packing home for a long vacation.
San Mig Coffee Mixers and Alaska Aces will duke it out one more time on Friday at 7:15 with the winner getting the last semifinal berth in the 2013 PBA Governors Cup.
Tim Cone, who transformed Alaska to winningest franchise in the 90s, has now to device a concrete plan to prevent his current squad from being eliminated again at the hands of his former boys.
After a putting up a monster game in their previous meeting during the elimination round, San Mig import Marcus Blakely was contained - at least in the rebounding battle - in Wednesday's quarterfinal duel as Alaska's defense reigned supreme on the floor.
"Their (Aces) scheme was just to be very physical on me. They know where I was at all times," said Blakely, who tallied 27 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in a 112-105 loss to Alaska.
"The last time we played, I had a lot of rebounds. They put a body on me (Wednesday) and played it physical. They did a good job on that," Blakely added, according to Phil Inquirer PBA.
Meanwhile, Alaska head coach Luigi Trillo is upbeat with another win against the team of his ex-mentor, but at the same time, he's aware that San Mig is capable of pulling off a big reversal in Friday's rubber match.
"We can't be satisfied now. We can't celebrate. We have one more game to take care of," said Trillo after the match.
Two-time MVP James Yap and Rookie of the Year candidate Calvin Albueva will again go head-to-head in what could be a very emotional battle.
For those who are looking for replays of Ginebra's Do-or-Die match with Talk N Text and other Playoff Games, you can watch the 4th quarter replay below:
PBA Live Stream Schedule - Quarterfinal (Links will be provided once available)
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