Rafi Reavis and Ian Sangalang practically ran a rebounding clinic and put on the buckets in the clutch as Manolia beat out Rain or Shine in a grind-out Game Seven duel to set up a PBA Philippine Cup title rematch with reigning four-time champ San Miguel Beer.
Before a good weekend crowd at the MOA Arena, the Magnolia frontcourt duo combined for 35 huge rebounds, including crucial offensive caroms paving the way for their overtime escape, 63-60, to nail the last berth in the best-of-seven finale.
Reavis and Sangalang drained a charity each in the dying seconds and the Hotshots secured a second straight all-Filipino finals and a crack at a follow-up to their Governors Cup title run.
They play the Beermen on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to start their best-of-seven title showdown.
Reavis collected 20 boards and eight markers while Sangalang finished with 15 rebounds and 11 buckets for the Hotshots who foiled the E-Painters’ shot at a first final in eight conferences