The two best words in sports: Game Seven.
It becomes over the top when it’s Game 7 of the freaking Finals and that’s what were going to get in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup as San Miguel Beer and Magnolia fought to a stalemate after six outings.
Before we dive straight into Game 7, a look at the set-up that got us there. By Numbers Game 6 edition is here.
Years since the last Game 7 in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.
San Miguel won the last All-Filipino Finals Game 7, completing the legendary Beeracle run against Alaska in 2016. Can the Beermen take another Game 7 three years later?
Largest lead of the night for San Miguel Beer in Game 6.
The Hotshots managed to cut that down to six with 12 minutes to go but the Beermen’s huge lead was more than enough to take the win and force Game 7.
Total points for June Mar Fajardo (10) and Arwind Santos (8) in the fourth quarter of Game 6 as San Miguel’s pair of MVPs put in the work and the Beermen finally pulled away for good.
San Miguel scored a total of 30 points in the fourth quarter of Game 6 and in the case of Arwind, his eight points in the fourth were all his points for the game.
Total points for Mark Barroca in Game 6.
Leading all scorers in Game 5 and sinking the game-winner in Game 5, Barroca struggled in Game 6 and shot only 30 percent from the field.
Game 7 Finals wins for San Miguel.
The Beermen are 6-5 in the Finals when it comes to Game 7s but San Miguel Beer has won four of its last five in Game 7s and have a 3-1 record in the All-Filipino.
Game 7 Finals wins for Magnolia.
The Hotshots are 3-5 in the Finals when it comes to Game 7s but they’ve won two of their last three. However, Magnolia is 0-3 in the All-Filipino.
Game 7 is on Wednesday at the Big Dome.
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