Meralco def San Miguel, 80-78 [Finals Game 6 | PBA S48 PH Cup | June 16, 2024]

With the franchise’s first-ever league title within reach, Meralco is determined to make history as they face off against the struggling San Miguel Beermen in Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

Taking a crucial 3-2 series lead on Friday, the Bolts are now on the verge of capturing their first championship since joining the PBA in the 2010-2011 season.

Led by the stellar performances of Allein Maliksi, who scored 22 points, and Chris Newsome, who contributed 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists, Meralco displayed the firepower needed to defeat the Beermen.

Despite June Mar Fajardo’s impressive 38-point, 18-rebound effort for San Miguel, the Beermen will need a collective team effort to stay alive in the series.

CJ Perez and Marcio Lassiter will need to bounce back from their subpar performances in Game 5, while veterans like Terrence Romeo, Don Trollano, and Jericho Cruz must step up on offense to force a do-or-die Game 7.

As both teams prepare for a crucial showdown, all eyes will be on Meralco as they aim to secure their place in history as PBA champions.

The Beermen, on the other hand, will be fighting to extend the series and keep their title hopes alive. It’s set to be a thrilling conclusion to what has been a closely contested Finals series.

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