PBA Finals: San Miguel vs Alaska Game 5 January 26, 2016. PBA Game 5 Philippine Cup championship 2016 finals Wednesday Jan 27, 2016 @ Smart Araneta Coliseum 7:00pm. Highlights finals results, replay and score will be post right here at spikedaily.
The defending champions are down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and are looking to become the first team in PBA history to come back from a 0-3 series deficit
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The San Miguel Beermen lived to fight another day as they foiled the Alaska Aces’ bid for a sweep with a Game 4 win in overtime, 110-104, in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday, January 24 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.
The defending champions are down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and are looking to become the first team in PBA history to come back from a 0-3 series deficit.
“This is what we are waiting for, to get a lot of breaks in the endgame,” said head coach Leo Austria, who admitted he can finally get some sleep and breathe for now. “I told them in the last 3 games we didn’t have good breaks.”
SMB took the upper hand in overtime with Fajardo opening the period with a split from the line.
Ross then took over the game. He knocked down two free throws to make it a three-point game, 70-67, before leading the break and finding Santos for an easy layup, 72-67.
He then leaked out in transition for a wide open lay-in, 74-67.
Lassiter capped the run with four consecutive free throws to make it an 11-point lead, 78-67, before Alaska finally got on the board with 1:15 remaining in final pba score game 5 finals 4rth quarter and overtime.
“I have to give credit to all the players, they accepted the challenged. Ayaw nilang ma-walis nitong Alaska (They did not want to get swept by Alaska). I think they gave us some space to breathe, and I think next game we’ll focus again,” added Austria as he expressed hope for the series despite the deficit match-up of final score Alaska vs San Miguel game 6.
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“You can never know what will happen. I told them before the game, a miracle is just around the corner.”
Final Box Score Result
Lets go for Game 6 of Philippine Cup 2015-2016 |
Alaska: 73 – Manuel 25, Abueva 12, Banchero 10, Jazul 9, Thoss 4, Casio 3, Exciminiano 3, Hontiveros 3, Baguio 2, Menk 2, Baclao 0, Eman 0.
San Miguel: 86 – Santos 22, Fajardo 13, Cabagnot 12, Lassiter 11, Espinas 8, Ross 8, Lutz 6, De Ocampo 4, Reyes 1, Tubid 1, Arana 0, Heruela 0.
Quarters: 23-20, 36-36, 52-55, 67-67, 86-73