The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1 against the San Miguel Beermen at 7:00 P.M. on February 24, 2017 in the Mall of Asia Arena.
The biggest stage of the Philippine Basketball Association is now set and the best-of-seven series between Ginebra and San Miguel will officially start this evening.
Both teams came from a physical and exciting Game 7 match. The Beermen dumped Talk ‘N Text while Ginebra took the glitters from Star.
After its stellar performance during the elimination round finishing 10-1 and its 12 games winning streak, the Beermen found themselves down in their semi-finals series 1-2.
The Beermen made adjustment on their offense and as a result they took over the driver’s seat and now back in the once known as the “All-Filipino Cup” Finals. They will defend their crown which took them a lot of effort last year against Alaska Aces.
They were the first team in the league history and perhaps maybe in the entire pro-basketball tournament that went back after getting down 0-3 in the best-of-seven series.
Now speaking about the “Never-Say-Die” mantra, the most popular is of course non other than the Barangay Ginebra. Since the elimination round until reaching the Finals all of their schedules are do-or-die scenario.
It all started with NLEX Road Warriors, in order to avoid getting eliminated they should secure a win against the struggling but still dangerous team led by coach Yeng Guiao.
During the Quarterfinals round, Barangay Ginebra battled a twice-to-beat team in Alaska which was a runner-up in last year’s PBA Philippine Cup.
Few days ago another Semi-Finals do-or-die in Game 7 versus the Star Hotshots.
Here is another fact, only Ginebra was able to limit June Mar Fajardo below 10 points this conference. Last time both teams met was in January 8, 2017.
The Beermen edged Ginebra in a close game with the final score of 72-70. Fajardo just finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
Although Barangay Ginebra gave Fajardo difficult time harvesting points inside the paint, other Beermen responded. Alex Cabagnot got loose and delivered 16 points for the winning team.
Japeth Aguilar was the scoring machine for Ginebra on that January game. Aguilar finished with a double-double output, 17 points and 11 rebounds along with his 2 swats.
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