The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 7:00 P.M. on February 8, 2017 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The best-of-seven series for the Beermen and KaTropa Texters will officially starts today.
San Miguel is heading to tie its franchise best record of eleven straight victories in this semis opener game.
However, Coach Leo Austria understand that breaking that elusive feat won’t come easy especially with a team that has the asset to defend his best players.
“Kailangan pagtrabahuhan iyan. Hindi pwedeng biruin ang team na ‘yan,” said Austria.
The Texters led as much as twenty points in the first half against its quarterfinals round assignment Batang Pier in their game 2 match. GlobalPort was able to make a comeback in the fourth quarter as they took over the lead 85-84.
Talk ‘N Text veteran and former Gilas Pilipinas forward Ranidel de Ocampo answered back with several free-throws and a floater to seal the game and sent GlobalPort to vacation.
In the elimination round, San Miguel went victorious versus TNT with a score of 98-94. June Mar Fajardo scored 20 points on that game while Talk ‘N Text was led by Mo Tautuaa with his own 20 points.