The San Miguel Beermen will advance to the finals of the Philippine Cup for the 4th straight year after trouncing Barangay Ginebra, 100-94, in Game 5 of their best-of-7 semifinals series at the Cuneta Astrodome on Saturday, March 17.
Riding on the momentum of its 21-point Game 4 rout of Ginebra last Thursday, March 15, San Miguel is now 4 wins away from claiming its 4th straight All-Filipino title.
The game was tied at 94-all before Alex Cabagnot’s layup with 3:20 minutes to play broke the deadlock for a 96-94 San Miguel lead.
Ginebra had plenty of chances to equalize but San Miguel’s Arwind Santos blocked Jervy Cruz and then tipped a pass, paving the way for another Cabagnot bucket, 98-94.
The Gin Kings missed all of their last 4 shot attempts and Marcio Lassiter iced the insurance free throws for the Beermen.