San Mig Coffee, of course, is at home in the finals of any Philippine Cup tournament. The Purefoods franchise is now on its 14th trip to the title round of an All-Filipino conference.
The Mixers are gunning for their sixth All-Filipino title in franchise history, which would tie them with the legendary Crispa Redmanizers when it comes to championships in the homegrown tournament. If they win, they could make the case for being one of the two greatest franchises when it comes to the All-Filipino tournament.
Rain or Shine, meanwhile, is making its second straight trip to the Philippine Cup finals.
In 39-year history of the PBA, only 13 teams have won the PBA’s All-Filipino trophy. A victory for the Elasto Painters will serve as a ticket to the pantheon of the PBA’s great franchises.
Expect an all-out war between two defensive teams as Gilas' big man Marc Pingris will battle the "extra rice incorporated" of JR Quinahan and Beau Belga. The said players will also be the primary defensive weapon of each teams as they go for blocks and offensive and defensive rebounds.
While in offense, an inspired James Yap, Peter June Simon and Marc Barroca will carry the load for the Super Coffee Mixers and will tangle with sparkplug Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan of the E-Painters.
Also expect some key players of each team to contribute from the offensive and defensive end.
This series will be an all-out-war with each team using all their might to come up victorious.
Game 1 will be on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum with each teams going to draw first blood.
--- with reports from Spin.ph
Rain Or Shine clashes with San Mig for the coveted crown of the PLDT Home DSL Philippine Cup Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 2/13/2014 Rating: