Enjoying a 3-2 edge, the San Mig Coffee Mixers are gunning to post a crucial victory against the Ginebra Kings in today’s Game 6 of the best-of-seven semifinal series of the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
Game time starts at 8 p.m.
With the odds now against them, the Kings are expected to make necessary adjustments in defense.
“It’s just a one game lead. This win does not mean so much for us. We got to finish it off. It’s a big battle of wits off the court,” said San Mig coach Tim Cone, the winningest in the league with 15 titles to his credit.
San Mig, the reigning Governor’s cup champion won Game 1 (85-83) on January 28 and Game 3 (97-89) on February 2, but lost Game 2 (93-64) on January 31 and Game 4 (85-82) on February 5.
The winner between the Coffee Mixers and the Kings will face Rain or Shine in the best of-seven titular series starting next week. The Elasto Painters claimed the first finals slot via 4-1 victory over Petron Blaze on Friday.
The Kings vowed to come back strong and remain supportive of their skipper LA Tenorio, “We all talked to him. We understand. He’s our captain. He’s more than capable of doing what he does. As a team, we don’t normally tear down anybody. We trust all his decisions. We go with what he does because he’s our captain. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way tonight. But we’re confident in everybody and we’ll bounce back next game,” said Chris Ellis.