With two straight wins, Tim Cone and the B-MEG Llamados have tied their Governors’ Cup finals series against Rain or Shine. But the veteran American coach knows the job isn’t done.
“I don’t want to say I’m happy because we won two straight games. The true happiness is winning the series,” he said.
Already, he dreads the idea of a loss in the final game.
“To me, losing 4-3 in the series is the same as losing 4-0. [Actually] I would prefer getting swept than losing a seventh game.”
His counterpart Yeng Guiao, meanwhile, wants to treat Game Seven without any particular reverence.
“To me, it’s just another game and another opportunity of winning a championship,” he said.
Guiao remains confident about the Elasto Painters’ chances despite back-to-back losses.
“The good thing about going 3-1 in the best-of-seven is that you can afford to lose two straight games,” he said. “You have enough time to make adjustments and that’s the luxury we have right now.”
But B-MEG has a decided advantage in experience going into the final game, having won the Commissioner’s Cup in a Game Seven overtime thriller over Talk ‘N Text last May.
Rain or Shine, for its part, also has some Game Seven experience. It lost in the final game of the series to Powerade in the Philippine Cup semifinals last January.
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