The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a Game 6 Semi-Finals round against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 5:00 P.M. on February 18, 2017 in Mall of Asia Arena.
The continuation of the best-of-seven series between San Miguel and TNT resumes today. Talk ‘N Text is currently leading 3-2.
Th Best-of-Seven version of KaTropa vs Beermen is now converted into twice-to-beat when the game starts tonight.
The mastery of the KaTropa against June Mar Fajardo was still evident in Game 5.
Coach Nash Racela rotated three TNT big-men to make the Kraken exhausted inside the paint.
In the second quarter of their last game, San Miguel just converted 8 points as they find hard time to execute their leathal hi-low play.
Frank Golla, TNT’s off-season acquisition or before the start of 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup gave his team an effective 3 minutes of playing time as he gave Fajardo difficulties operating in the post.
Despite of the defense thrown by Williams, Tautuaa and Golla, Fajardo still finished with a double-double performance.
He scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
Kelly Williams, a former PBA Most Valuable Player turned back to hands of time as he scored a total of 18 points.
His last eight points came from crucial moment in the fourth quarter that puts TNT lead for good.
Jayson Castro puts the dagger with with his fall-away shot with 5:07 in the last quarter.
Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo added 18 points a piece.