San Mig Coffee enters PBA Finals, defeats Barangay Ginebra, 110-87

Manila, Philippines - [UPDATED] Do-or-die game 7 is over. San Mig Super Coffee Mixers defeats Barangay Ginebra, 110-87 and officially entered the Finals of the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, February 12  at the jam-packed Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Big Game James sparks San Mig Coffee over Ginebra
Big Game James sparks San Mig Coffee over Ginebra | PBA/Nuki Sabio

San Mig Coffee Mixers will face the well-rested Rain or Shine Elasto Painters who defeated Petron in 5 games.

San Mig will attain their 25th PBA Finals appearance, second straight and fourth in the last 6 conferences under Coach Tim Cone.

James Yap was named Best Player of the game for having 30 points and 6 rebounds. The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers superstar scored 24 of his 30 points in the first half enough to fuel his team for the victory.

“Sarap lang maglaro kasi sobrang dami ng tao,” James Yap said.

“I’m kinda stunned,” said San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone to InterakTV. “Really a stunning performance by us. Great shooting, wow! I didn’t do anything tonight, these guys did it all.”

San Mig Coffee Mixers claimed Games 1, 3, 5 and 7 while the Gin Kings equalized in Games 2, 4 and 6. Almost all of their games ended via down-the-wire finishes.

According to PBA, Game 7 sets all-time record attendance as the Manila Clasico finale drew 24,883 fans and supporters to the Big Dome.

Ginebra-San Mig crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

The 2013–2014 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is sponsored by PLDT Home DSL/myDSL. The tournament started on November 17, 2013 and scheduled to finish around February this year.

Here's the complete scores for Semi-finals Game 7 of the PLDT Home DSL Philippine Cup (Barangay Ginebra vs. San Mig Coffee) :

San Mig Coffee Mixers - 110 - Yap 30, Simon 28, Sangalang 15, Reavis 15, Pingris 8, Barroca 6, Mallari 6, Devance 2, Melton 0

Barangay Ginebra 87 - Caguioa 23, Aguilar 17, Tenorio 16, Slaughter 12, Mamaril 6, Helterbrand 5, Ellis 4, Baracael 3, Reyes 1, Monfort 0, Urbiztondo 0

Quarter scoring: 28-20, 57-44, 79-67, 110-87

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