"Beeracle" is proof that Finals is not over yet for Bolts

Paul Lintag on Oct 15, 2017 11:02 PM
San Miguel set the blueprint with its Beeracle run from the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals and as long as no team has won four times in a best-of-7 series, there is hope for victory. Something to think about for Meralco now that the Bolts are down two games to Brgy. Ginebra in the 2017 Governors' Cup Finals.

Going down 0-2 in the Finals can be a bummer, however, it's not something to be too concerned about.

At least not yet.

Many teams have erased a 0-2 deficit and gone on to win the title. And in very rare cases, just once in history actually, a 0-3 hole can still be overcome.

San Miguel set the blueprint with its Beeracle run from the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals and as long as no team has won four times in a best-of-7 series, there is hope for victory.

That's what Meralco is holding on to right now after the Bolts surrendered the first two games of the 2017 Governors' Cup Finals to defending champion Brgy. Ginebra.

"It's tough. We know what it's like to be down 2-0 and most of the time, the teams that were down 2-0 did not bounce back to win a championship," head coach Norman Black said after Meralco's 76-86 loss to Ginebra in Game 2.

"But, there are instances when teams were down 3-0 and came back and won. We saw San Miguel do it recently so it is possible," he added, referring to the now-immortal Beeracle run of San Miguel to beat Alaska in seven games and capture back-to-back All-Filipino championships early last year.

Despite the Gin Kings being halfway there from scoring their own back-to-back titles, Black remains defiant in the face of adversity.

He says the Bolts will continue to push through to make this a series.

"Until they win four games, we'll be out there fighting," he said.

 

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