TIM Cone was among the first to congratulate Magnolia after a nail-biting 63-60 win over Rain or Shine had his former team reaching the finals of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals opposite who else but San Miguel.
And the Ginebra coach was only being honest when he addressed the Beermen as 'the Power House.'
After all, the Beermen are in an all-Filipino finals for the fifth straight year and are gunning for a unique five-peat after dispatching a rugged Phoenix side in their best-of-seven quarterfinal.
This San Miguel side also beat Magnolia in the Philippine Cup Finals last season,
Cone's Ginebra bowed to Magnolia in their own quarterfinal series, so he's sure that if there is one team that can end the Beermen's stranglehold of the all-Filipino conference, it's the Hotshots.
"If anybody can, you guys can," he said to the Hotshots.