Game Seven is scheduled at 4:35 p.m. with the winner facing Magnolia for the title.
San Miguel sent the series into a seventh game, upending TNT, 103-90, in Game Six on Friday, keeping its hopes of returning to the finals after being ousted in the Philippine Cup bubble last year.
SMB coach Leo Austria hopes his team would break the trend of the series.
“It’s a matter of who wants to win the rubber match,” said Austria. “Sana ‘yung trending, hindi mangyari. I’m expecting a very tight game from start to finish because everything is at stake.”
Chot Reyes and Leo Austria lock horns one last time this conference.
Austria said the good thing is that San Miguel has experience in winning Game 7s before. He has a 4-0 record in rubber matches of seven-game series.
Mo Tautuaa topscored for SMB on Friday with 24 points. Marcio Lassiter was also one of the heroes in Game Six, finishing with 19 points in the critical game.
“This kind of situation, we know what to do. We know how to lose and how to win,” said Austria.
For their part, the Tropang Giga are only hoping that the trend in the series will continue, having won Games One, Three and Five.
TNT coach Chot Reyes has talked about outworking San Miguel in order to even gain a chance at winning over the Beermen.
While Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and Poy Erram had their usual numbers in Game 6, RR Pogoy struggled and only had six points and shot 2 of 10 from the field.
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