PBA Live Stream Coverage - After surviving a grueling elimination and quarterfinal battle, San Mig Coffee Mixers and Meralco Bolts will now duke it out in a best-of-five semifinal series for a seat in the Governor's Cup championship series.
PBA Gov's Cup Semis
The Mixers, after racking up five consecutive victories in the elimination round, saw their hot run halted by the Alaska Aces in the quarterfinal. Thanks to a twice-to-beat incentive they got after landing the no.2 spot, San Mig had another chance to book their place in the semis and they did just that as they defeated Alaska 83-73 in a do-or-die match last Friday.
Meanwhile, the Bolts easily punched their way into the semifinal round with an 86-68 win over Barako Bull Energy Drink. Now loaded with talents following their acquisition of Mike Cortez and Jared Dillenger, head coach Ryan Gregorio has already started talking about their chance of winning their first ever championship in the PBA.
Head-to-Head Match-ups To Watch
The best-of-five semis series between San Mig and Meralco will showcase two outstanding imports with capacity to dominate play on both ends of the floor.
Mixers' import Marcus Blakely has been an all-around marvel, averaging 26.1 points, 16.6 rebounds, and 5 dimes per game. Bolts reinforcement Mario West has also been putting up excellent numbers (28.33 points and 1.8 steals per game) throughout the tournament.
San Mig head coach Tim Cone is expected to bring in his star-studded lineup comprised of Gilas ace defender Marc Pingris, perennial scorers James Yap, Peter June Simon and stalwarts like Joe Devance and Raffy Reivis. Allein Maliksi is out with a possible ACL injury he suffered in Friday's do-or-die game with Alaska.
Meralco, on the other hand, will be fielding Marc Cardona, Cortez, Dillenger, Chris Ross, and big men Ranier Hugnatan and Cliff Hodge to neutralize their foes.
Schedule & Live Stream Information
IBT Sports will be providing live stream, previews, recaps and boxscore information of the best-of-five semifinal series between San Mig and Meralco Bolts. Replays will be provided a day after the match. (Live Stream Links will be provided once available)
Game 2 - Link 1/ Link 2 - (Preview/Recap/ Boxscore)
Game 3 - Link 1/ Link 2 -(Preview/Recap/ Boxscore)
Game 4 & Game 5, if necessary
Game 1 Highlights
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