The Game 3 of the All-Filipino Cup Finals will be held a few minutes from now as the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will try to avenge their Game 2 loss in the Best-of-seven Finals after they lost in Game 2 last Sunday.
Here’s our Live Coverage of Game 3: San Mig vs. RoS:
Scores: San Mig Defeated Rain or Shine Final Score 77-76
- Halftime: RoS – 39, SMC – 38
- End of 1st quarter: RoS – 20, SMC -19
- 18-17 now for RoS
- Game tied at 11 with 4:02 left in the 1st Quarter
- 8-7 now for SMC with 6:20 left in 1Q
- 7-6 now for RoS with 7:26 left in 1Q
- SMC now ahead 6-5 with 8:10 left in 1Q
- RoS now ahead, 5-2 with 9:02 to go in 1Q
Both coaches, Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine and San Mig’s Tim Cone agree that Game 3 is very important for both squad. A win is vital for the series which is now down to just Game 5 after both teams secured a 1-win 1-loss record.
During the previous encounters of the two squad, Rain or Shine took the 2-1 lead in the 2012 Governors Cup Finals and the 2012-2013 Philippine Cup semi-final duel and eventually won both series.
In this year’s All-Filipino Cup Finals, the Elasto Painters snatched a thrilling 80-83 win in Game 1 opener last Friday but the San Mig Coffee Mixers bounced back with an impressive 80-70 victory on Sunday and even the series at 1-all.
According to PBA’s history, teams who won Game 3 after a 1-1 tie went on to win the best-of-seven duel 62% of the time.