The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a best-of-seven championship round match against the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok. Game 5 is at 7:00 P.M. on May 10, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 7
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 6
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 4
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 3
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 2
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 1
The Hotshots failed to take the commanding 3-1 series lead after Game Four and their championship round against the Beermen is now reduced to Best-of-Three.
Despite of that, it seems that Magnolia liked their current situation considering that when they entered the Finals their team is considered as the underdog.
If you ask one of their marksmen, Paul Lee will tell you that all they need is a chance.
“In the first place, all we want is a chance. If there’s a chance in the end, we’ll try to grab it,” said Lee.
Looking at the statistics, to determine the winner of the match, if San Miguel able to score 100 or more then the victory belongs to them but if they failed it’ll go to Magnolia.
One of the offensive strategies of SMB to score more than 100 in Game Four was to pass the ball to June Mar Fajardo inside the post. That’s their main weapon in their past All-Filipino championship.
Fajardo didn’t failed his coach as well as his teammates and he made sure that he will deliver the ball in its right place.
“The Kraken” shoots 13-of-14 from the field and registered a monstrous 31 points and 14 rebounds performance.
Prior to the tip-off of Game Four, Fajardo bagged another BPC award and that was his six straight.
“Mas binigyan nila ng maraming touches si June Mar. I think doon sila nag-focus sa opensa nila. Yung aming depensa, hindi ganon ka-aggressive. We need to adjust. We need to be more aggressive than San Miguel,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero.