San Mig Coffee Defeats Rain or Shine Captures PBA Championships

The San Mig Coffee Mixers ended the best-of-seven championship series against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in a grueling Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals sponsored by PLDT Home DSL on Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Colisem with the final score at 93-87.

San Mig Coffee PBA Champions

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Coffee Mixers point guard Mark Barroca scored 24 points during Game 6 of the PBA Finals which include the crucial 10 points of the Mixers final 12 points in the last quarter of the game avenging their Game 5 lost against the Elasto Painters.

Prized rookie Ian Sangalang added with 15 points to lead San Mig Coffee Mixers in the final quarters, his points was also instrumental in securing his team’s momentum in the final period. 

The All-Filipino Cup championship title gives veteran coach Tim Cone a record of 16th PBA title, p(–foul word(s) removed–)ing the legendary title previously held by Crispa Redmanizers all-time list for the past few years of PBA’s existence.

The San Mig Coffee Mixers who is previously known as Purefooods added another title on their All-Filipino trophy, as the most of any team in PBA history with sixth titles. The Purefoods franchise also won the title last 1991, 1993, 1997, 2006 and 2010.

San Mig veteran trio also won their third Philippine Cup crown namely James Yap, Peter June Simon, and Mark Pingris putting their name at par with legendary Purefoods duo Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codinera.

Aside from winning an All-Filipino Cup title, the San Mig Coffee Mixers is also the first team to win back-to-back titles in the history of the Philippine Basketball (–foul word(s) removed–)ociation in a span of 26 years PBA franchise. San Mig won the 2013 season of the PBA Governors’ Cup.

The scores:

SAN MIG SUPER COFFEE 93 – Barroca 24, Sangalang 15, Devance 12, Pingris 12, Yap 10, Simon 9, Reavis 5, Mallari 4, Melton 2.

RAIN OR SHINE 87 – Lee 23, Belga 21, Cruz 11, Chan 7, Quinahan 6, Rodriguez 6, Arana 5, Tiu 3, Ibanes 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0, Tang 0.

Quarters: 30-17, 49-43, 66-67, 93-87

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