All-SMC, all-MVP PBA semi-final series: analysis of matches
The semi-finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup will feature a pairing of teams under the same umbrella, securing another corporate showdown between the San Miguel Corporation and the MVP Corporation for the championship.
There is a conspiracy as to how things will ultimately play out between Barangay Ginebra, a two-time Grand Finals winner defending, and this season’s Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer at a side and top seed TNT takes on Meralco on the other side of the fence .
FINAL SAN MIGUEL AND GINEBRA SEMIS MEETING
San Miguel defeated Ginebra in Philippine PBA Cup 2018Only five games are needed to win out of seven games.
The two teams went head-to-head in the semi-finals of the 2016 Governors’ Cup, with Ginebra going through all five games to beat San Miguel and eventually beat Meralco to claim the title.
Ginebra also defeated San Miguel in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Governors’ Cup in both teams’ final playoffs.
FINAL TNT AND MERALCO SALE MEETING
Meralco defeated TNT in the decisive fifth match of their semi-final series to reach first place. PBA Governors Cup Finals 2019. Bolts continued to lose to Gin Kings to compete for the championship with a score of 4-1.
SAN MIGUEL AND THE ROAD TO GINEBRA’s SEMIS
San Miguel finished second in the knockouts with a score of 9-2 before knockdown the seed of seven converges in the quarterfinals.
Ginebra finished third in the knockout round after missing out on the chance to top the qualifiers with a loss to TNT. The Gin Kings defeated the NLEX Road Warriors, ranked sixth, in rounds to set up an all-SMC semifinal.
THE WAY TO SEMIS OF TNT AND MERALCO
TNT won 10 out of 11 knockout matches claim the best record in the leaguethen perform short works of Phoenix in the quarter.
Meralco placed fourth and had a two-beat advantage after overtaking Magnolia and NLEX, teams with similar 7-4 records, on points difference. Victory in extra time against No. 5 Magnolia helped Meralco go through.
KEY TO THE CONFERENCE’S BEST PLAYER WIN THE AWARDS
ginebra Christian Standhardinger and San Miguel’s CJ Perez are leading 1-2 in the BPC race at the end of qualifying, and this series could determine which of the two will end up with one of the most coveted prizes in the league.
Standhardinger topped the BPC derby with 42.8 Stats as he particularly filled the void left by injured Japeth Aguilar while Perez was second with 39.3 points after a generally quiet all-out performance. but his effect on San Miguel.
It is likely that the team that wins the series will influence the decisions of those eligible to vote, namely the media and players.
BATTLE OF FUTURE STYLES
Offensive against defence was the theme of the all-MVP match as TNT topped the tournament in semi-finals with 118.5 points. Tropang Giga hit the century mark in 11 out of 12 games at this event.
Meralco, on the other hand, allowed the fewest points in the conference with an average of 100.4. It allows 100 points in five of the 12 games at this convention.
WOMEN’S COURSE QUALIFICATION MEETING
The Beermen won 102-99 on February 17 last year after 35 points and 10 rebounds from import Cameron Clark, plus contributions from Perez, Vic Manuel and June Mar Fajardo, who will be absent from the series. because of an MCL injury.
TNT beat Meralco, 111-104, also on February 17 in the preliminary round with imported Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and Mikey Williams adding 25 points.
MEANING OF ALL-SMC, ALL-MVP SEMIS?
Two semi-finals have secured the seventh PBA Finals meeting between the San Miguel Corporation and the MVP Group in the last eight games.
SMC and MVP teams have met in six consecutive games since 2019 before this record was broken in this season’s Commissioners Cup when Ginebra beat the Bay Area visitors in the Finals.
San Miguel Beer beat TNT in the 2019 Commissioners Cup and 2022 Philippine Cup while Ginebra beat Meralco in the 2019 and 2022 Governors Cup and TNT in the 2020 Philippine Cup.
TNT brings the only win for MVP corporation in Philippine Football Cup 2021 by defeating Magnolia.
PBA Semi-Final SCHEDULE
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