Philippine Cup Champions: Purefoods TJ Giants

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup game 4
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces
Purefoods wins series 4-0

Purefoods TJ Giants made a rare sweep of the PBA Finals against Alaska Aces 86-76, winning the Philippine Cup Finals and once again All-Filipino champions for the fifth time for Purefoods and Second for Coach Ryan Gregorio. Purefoods winning 7 straight games including 3 straight in the semifinals against San Miguel and played in 30 games overall in this conference.

Purefoods led most of the game but Alaska came back at the end of the 1st half to tie the game. Rookie Rico Maierhofer who scored 12 points waxed hot in the third quarter to extend the lead of Purefoods 65-58 to end the 3rd quarter. Finals MVP James Yap led Purefoods with 18 pts and 3 asts and Roger Yap contributed 16pts, 9rebs and 6asts and both made big shots in the 4th quarter to stop the run by Alaska led by Willie Miller.

James Yap was named Best Player of the Conference before the start of Game 4, breaking the jinx of the last 4 Best Players of the Conference where the day they were announced winners of the award they lost that game. In getting his finals MVP award, James Yap thanked his no. 1 fan, former President Cory Aquino who passed away last year.

Congratulations to the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants!

Game Scores:

Purefoods – Yap J 18, Yap R 16, Raymundo 13, Maierhofer 12, Pingris 9, Simon 5, Reavis 5, Canaleta 3, Artadi 3, Salvador 2, Allado 0.

Alaska – Thoss 19, Miller 17, Tenorio 11, Hugnatan 9, Cariaso 5, Devance 4, Fonacier 4, Dela Cruz 4, Ferriols 2, Cablay 1, Borboran 0.

Poll Results

Purefoods vs Alaska Predictions

  • Purefoods in 4 (45%, 67 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 6 (23%, 35 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 5 (21%, 32 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 7 (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Alaska in 4 (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Alaska in 6 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Alaska in 5 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Alaska in 7 (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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2 Responses to Philippine Cup Champions: Purefoods TJ Giants

  1. supermarlon says:

    yeeeessss champion na rin!!4-o sweep pa hahah!!!
    galing talaga James Yap and company.first time sa history ng all filipino naka sweep sa finals.Sana puro all-filipino na lang lagi.well for another record na naman sa purefoods,hindi ko makalimutan ang record ng Purefoods
    *12 straight all-filipino appearance
    *Alvin Patrimonio ang Ironman ng PBA with 500 plus straight played games
    *Alvin Patrimonio fastest player to reach 10,000 pts.
    *Jerry Codinera one of the all time shot blocker ng PBA
    *5 players scores 20 pts and plus in a single game and that is also in the finals namely…
    Alvin Patrimonio
    Jerry Codinera
    Rey Evangelista
    Boy Cabahug
    Dindo Pumaren
    mabuhay Purefoods TJ Giants!!!

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