Either way, one team gains a breakthrough at the end of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals Wednesday.
San Miguel Beer earns an all-Filipino five-peat or Magnolia Pambansang Manok scores back-to-back championships as they slug it out in the winner-take-all match in the best-of-seven finale at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.
Tip off is at 7 p.m. with the Beermen and the Hotshots fighting for all the marbles after splitting the first six games on a back-and-forth affair.
The Beermen kept the pattern of the series Sunday night, pulling off an emphatic 98-86 triumph to force Game Seven – hailed as the sweetest two words in pro sports.
It’s a real defining moment, a real test of character for the combatants.
“We have a chance to grab it, and the guys are surely going for it,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.
“From the start, all we want is a chance. And for as long as there’s a chance, we’ll try to take it,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.