SAN Juan beat Manila, 83-74, on Monday night at the jampacked Filoil Flying V Centre to arrange a Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup finals match-up against Davao Occidental.
Orlan Wamar had 19 points and converted five of his 10 three-point shots as the Knights overpowered the Stars 31-12 in the third-quarter on their way to winning the North division finals series, 2-1.
Mac Cardona scored 18 points, while fellow ex-PBA playerLarry Rodriguez added 16 points.
The Knights facing the Tigers, who beat the Batangas City Athletics, 66-51, at their home floor at the Almendras Gym.
Game One is set on Thursday in Davao.
Adrian Celada had 17 points, while Aris Dionisio had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Stars in Game Three.