The San Mig Coffee Mixers are one win away to winning another championship under coach Tim Cone. On the other hand, The Petron Blaze Boosters have other plans on Wednesday in Game 6 of the PBA Governors Cup Final on Wednesday at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
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The hunter becomes the hunted.
This is what took place in the last two games of the championship duel after Petron allowed the underdogs in San Mig to tie and then take control of the series at 3-2.
The Governors Cup final was supposed to be Petron's coming out party as legit powerhouse in the league, but in the blink of an eye, San Mig is on the verge of making this celebration of their own.
Petron head coach Gee Abanilla believed their Sister Team really outmatched and outhustled them in Game 5. Still, the rookie coach warned San Mig that won't go down without giving a good fight.
"San Mig just played really good basketball tonight. They shot the ball really well and I think they also played defense well," Abanilla stated in the post-game interview via Philippine Inquirer.
"Right now we're down but certainly not out," he added. "We'll regroup and make use of the next two days to come up with a better gameplan."
Yappy James, Struggling Santos
James Yap proved to his billing as 'Big Game James' after pulling off two crucial baskets - including a back-breaking trey - to give San Mig a 113-102 lead with roughly two games left in Game 5. Yap finished with 14 points and continued to play solid help defense against reigning MVP Arwin Santos, who scored just two points on Sunday.
Santos has been struggling the entire series, prompting pundits to ponder if he really deserves the most prestigious individual award.
More Import Battle
Marqus Blakely recorded 30 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in another outstanding all-around performance. Black Sakuragi played every single second of the game and did not show any signs of fatigue down the stretch. On Wednesday, he's expected to have heavy lifting again as he looks to lead San Mig to PBA Gov's Cup title.
Meanwhile, Elijah Millsap has to find ways to shake off the defense of the diminutive but feisty Mark Barroca, who really frustrated him the entire Game 5. Millsap finished with 37 big points, but couldn't knock down the big shots down the stretch, and Barroca has to be credited for it.
"Mark's defense on Millsap was out of this world," Cone told Philippine Inquirer. "To see a 5-8 guy playing a 6-5 and playing him well."
Live Streaming Information(Replay Will Be Provided A Day After The Match)
8:00 p.m (Perth/Manila Time): Game 6 of San Mig Coffee Mixers vs. Petron Blaze Boosters - Link 1/ Link 2
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