And who wouldn’t be?
Star center June Mar Fajardo is back and healthy, which means the Beermen have their post threat back, allowing perimeter gunners like Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Lutz to shoot with more confidence.
Chris Ross is anchoring SMB’s defense after averaging over three steals in the Beermen’s last three wins that leveled the title series at 3-3.
The last three games also saw a “born-again” Santos, who averaged in double-double (14.3 points and 14.3 rebounds) compared to just 7.6 points and 7.6 rebounds during the Aces’ 3-0 start in the championship series.
With so much going on San Miguel’s way, history seems to be on the side of the side as well of the Beermen, who many thought, should have been running on fumes by now, given their gruelling six-game semis battle with Rain or Shine.
But now that everything has come down to a Game 7, San Miguel, already the winningest PBA franchise with 21 titles, will be shooting for its 22nd trophy and more importantly a place in the annals of the pro league.
The historic touch in Game 7 will happen if the Beermen can beat the Aces for a fourth straight time that will make them the very first team in PBA history (and perhaps, in all of pro basketball in the world) to come back from a 0-3 hole in the Finals.
Will it be a grand coronation night on Wednesday for San Miguel at the Mall of Asia Arena?
Or will Alaska end its Finals bleeding by finally completing what it had failed to do in the last three games to capture the franchise’s 15th league championship?