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    Austria pleased with SMB composure, vows to go all out to finish off Ginebra in Game Five

    Mar 3, 2017
    The Beermen are hoping to end the Finals early following yet another draining conference. Jerome Ascano

    SAN Miguel coach was a picture of a pleased man after liking what he saw from his players as the Beermen moved a win away from claiming the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup title.

    The Beermen came out guns ablaze before displaying championship level composure in the endgame as they hacked out a 94-85 victory for a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

    Though wary of Ginebra's ability to storm back, Austria is satisfied to see his players' willingness to finish off the Kings who have struggled to match with their firepower for much of the series.

    "Hindi pa ito tapos. Makikita mo naman sa body language nila e. They don’t want to let this go," Austria said in the post-match press conference.

    [See Beermen move on cusp of PH Cup three-peat]

    But Austria isn't taking any chances after seeing Ginebra storm back from a 26-point deficit early in the third period.

    Finding a solution for Ginebra's post game, particularly Joe Devance, Austria knows that they're going to need their A-game in order to end this series and claim their third straight All-Filipino crown.

    "It will depend pa rin sa Game Five. Nakita namin adjustment nila kanina and maybe we'll find solution to the problem," Austria continued.

    "We had some lapses. We were not able to stop JDV in the post and Arwind got really tired. Buti nalang we were up by 26. Nagkaron kami ng pondo," he added.

    Rest assured, Austria expects his players to go all out as they look for that much-needed rest following yet another draining conference.


    His players won't admit it, but this conference has been too long for comfort and finishing it off come Sunday would be a great relief for them.

    "I hope matapos na ito. Everybody's very tired.. from the players to the fans and the media," Austria continued.

    "We need to rest. The second conference is just a week away after (this series)."

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