The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a best-of-seven finals Game 5 against the San Miguel Beermen at 6:30 P.M. on August 5, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The best-of-seven series is now reduced to a best-of-three showdown between the Gin Kings and the Beermen after the former even the series with their own version of blowout game last Friday evening.
After got humiliated in their back-to-back games, Ginebra found the solution to its winning puzzle. The answer were LA Tenorio and Greg Slaughter.
Both players helped Justin Brownlee to carry the scoring load early in the game as they opened the Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals with a 17-0 blast.
Browlee prove to everyone why he was named as the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import.
Since the start of the series, most basketball pundits have predicted that it will be a close game but the current trend is opposite.
Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone admits that he don’t like a blowout game.
“Either coach Leo or I don’t want to play this kind of game. It’s great when you’re on the winning side. On the other side, it’s terrible. You absolutely feel so helpless. You go home, you can’t sleep. It’s really hard to lose games like that,” said Cone.
Coach Leo Austria on the other hand hopes that his troops will understand the significance of the last three games.
“They would have their sixth man (the crowd), and I hope our team really realize what at stake in the last three games is what we worked hard for in the last three months,” said Austria.