The San Mig Coffee Mixers and the Petron Blaze Boosters secured their finals slot in a hard way and right now, both teams are raring to capture the crown after the best-of-seven series reached the phenomenal Game 7 which will be held tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Petron Blaze and San Mig Coffee will try to redefine their legacy as they fight for the season-ending Governors Cup of the PBA Season 38. The Coffee Mixers and the Blaze Boosters will slug it out at around 8:00 PM before an expected sellout crowd at the historical Big Dome.
San Mig vs. Petron (Photo: GMA Network)
The Petron Blaze Boosters is considered as the PBA’s winningest ball club with a total of 19 titles, most of the title came during the time when Petron was under the Norman Black era, the San Miguel Beer.
Petron’s coach Gee Abanilla is optimistic with his team’s chances of capturing the Governor’s cup title, he was quoted as saying, “Definitely, we are going all out to get the most important win in our Governors Cup campaign,” said Petron coach Gee Abanilla. “Our objectives are still clear – we want to do things right, be good at it and continually improve ourselves.” Abnnillla stated.
On San Mig Coffee’s part veteran coach Tim Cone is also raring to win the title in Game 7 of the PBA Finals, he stated that, “Trying to beat them three in a row was a huge mountain to climb. We have no other recourse now but to go at it at a deciding Game Seven,” said San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone.
The Blaze Boosters relied on Elijah Millsap on Game 6 despite the fact that the import was suffering from pain on his right foot but he carried Petron on his shoulders in their most critical game defeating the Mixers with 99-88 last Wednesday night to force a deciding Game 7 tonight.
The Game 7 finals and championship is very important for Petron players such as Chris Lutz, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo who wants to experience their first PBA crown.
Both teams have been in the finals before wearing different names but with the same management during the early 90’s, Petron was formerly known as San Miguel Beer while San Mig Coffee is the former Purefoods team during the Patrimonio-era. They were involved in a total of seven Game 7’s, each one winning thrice and losing four times.