WATCH: Magnolia vs San Miguel Full Game [Finals Game 5 | May 10, 2019]

Inasmuch as Magnolia Pambansang Manok had wanted to gain the pivotal 3-1 series lead, the Hotshots are comfortable in their current situation, accepting the fact that they’re the series underdogs.

“In the first place, all we want is a chance. If there’s a chance in the end, we’ll try to grab it,” said Magnolia ace guard Paul Lee ahead of Game Five of the PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven championship series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday.

They still like their chance even as the race-to-four-games series has turned to a war of attrition.

It has come down to a virtual best-of-three, and the two teams are expected to pour it all out in a bid to claim the 3-2 lead.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

But it is still seen as a defense-versus-offense battle.

The Beermen took their turn to impose themselves in Game Four, largely behind the dominant performance of June Mar Fajardo to pull off a series-tying 114-98 victory.

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