It seems that nothing can stop San Miguel Beer from realizing a fifth straight finals appearance in the PBA Philippine Cup.
Phoenix is sure to try and is expected to go all-out in Game 5 of its best-of-seven semi-finals series with the Beermen Thursday night at the Astrodome.
But the odds, history and SMB’s own grim determination are all against the Fuel Masters, down 1-3 in the series.
“I think mahirap na iyon, 3-1, although their chance is still there,” said coach Leo Austria following his Beermen’s 114-91 win in Game 4 last Tuesday.
“Mentally, we have to be tougher because this (Game 5) will not be an easy game,” added Austria. “We will work really hard in the next game because we don’t want to extend the series. It’s not going to be easy because their conference is on the line.”