The San Miguel Beermen is scheduled for a best-of-seven championship round match against the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok. Game 6 is at 6:30 P.M. on May 12, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 7
- San Miguel (SMB) vs Magnolia Game 5
- 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 Beermen hopes for winning a five straight All-Filipino crown is on the line as Hotshots needed only one more victory to be named as the new champs of the Philippine Cup.
The Beermen main offensive weapon, June Mar Fajardo stated that they won’t give easily the tonight’s match to Magnolia.
“Kung positive sila, positive din kami,” said Fajardo. “They still need one more win at hindi namin basta-basta ibibigay iyon sa kanila,” he added.
Fajardo was the main problem of the Hotshots in Game Four but the Pambansang Manok were able to adjust in Game Six.
The five-time MVP had a hard time manufacturing his points last Friday and was limited to only four points where it all came from the free-throw line.
Yet, in the second half Fajardo led his team for a comeback and purged the Hotshots double-figures advantage.
Magnolia’s big-men were all in foul troubles and his main defender Rafi Reavis was even got fouled out.
However, Mark Barroca knew their situation and in the last seconds of the fourth quarter he made sure that his pull-up jumper will convert or else Fajardo will be more unstoppable should the game went to overtime.
“Closing out a series is the hardest thing to do, most especially against a team like San Miguel, but we’re positive if we follow the game plan, help one another, and of course play defense, then we’ll have a good chance,” said Magnolia ace shooter Paul Lee.