SMBeermen seek 4th straight All-Pinoy title

WILL the balloons already fall for San Miguel Beer tomorrow?

The Beermen are surely looking to make history quickly by trying to finish off Magnolia as they gun for a fourth straight All-Filipino crown in the finals of the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

Comfortably ahead at 3-1 in its best-of-seven series, San Miguel Beer can clinch the All-Pinoy title for the fourth straight time in Game 5 today at 7 p.m.

As a four-peat beckons for San Miguel, the defending champion still wants to make sure that it finishes the business accordingly and not look too far ahead.

JuneMar Fajardo hoists his sixth Galvalum 55-PBA Player of the Conference award before the start of Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. The San Miguel Beer superstar center received the plaque from Al S. Nieva (far left) and Vicky Z. De Leon (third from left), heads of sales for building products of conference sponsor Philsteel, and PBA commissioner Willie O. Marcial. With them is Games and Amusements Board commissioner Mario Masanguid.
“We still have to win one more game. We should keep our focus and not get too excited,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.

However, the multi-titled coach also knows how his team can close out and achieve its goal.

“These players will show the heart of a champion. They know how to win,” he said.

Still, don’t expect Magnolia to go down without a fight.

Despite the huge deficit his team is facing, Hotshots coach Chito Victolero remains hopeful as he emphasized that his team still has some fight in it.

“Itong 1-3, medyo mabigat na ‘to pero I’m still very positive,” said Victolero. “Walang imposible.”

It may not be easy but still, the battlecry for Victolero and his wards is simple.

“We’ll try to live and fight another day. We’ll just continue to try and fine ways to win and survive in Game 5,” Victolero said.

San Miguel Beer got on the cusp of yet another crowning glory after grinding it out to take Game 4, 84-80, Wednesday night.

The Beermen once again got production from all over to overpower the ailing Hotshots.

Topics: Leo Austria , Chito Victolero , San Miguel Beer , Magnolia Hotshots , 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup
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