The PBA has had an amazing season, and fittingly, it all comes down to an ultimate game for all the marbles.
B-MEG and Rain or Shine battle for the Governors’ Cup in Game Seven on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum in what is expected to be a heated affair.
The best-of-seven series has marked by chair-throwing, flagrant-fouling, and trash-talking, and the final game figures to mark a fitting end to the battle.
B-MEG has rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to win the last two games, but B-MEG coach Tim Cone isn’t resting on his laurels.
“The true happiness is winning the series,” he said.
Yeng Guiao, who guaranteed a series win for his team after Game Two, remains confident about Rain or Shine’s chances.
“I still have a good feeling about it and we will win still win this series. Na-delay lang ulit,” he said.
The Elasto Painters would have to find a way to stop B-MEG superstar James Yap, who has averaged 25 points in each of the last two games. Adding to Rain or Shine’s woes is Peter June Simon, who came out of a slump to score 16 points in Game Six.
Rain or Shine would also need to get big games from top players Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan. Norwood struggled miserably in Game Five, going scoreless, while Chan shot blanks in Game Six, going 0-of-9 from beyond the arc. Guiao has already ruled out the return of star rookie Paul Lee, who re-injured his shoulder in Game Two and is scheduled to undergo surgery.
The series could also come down to a duel between imports Marqus Blakely and Jamelle Cornley. Blakely outplayed Cornley, the Best Import winner, in Game Six.
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