On an emotional high, the TNT Tropang Giga seek to ride the wave in a bid to get the closeout job done.
TNT goes for the kill versus embattled San Miguel Beer, hoping to get it done in Game 6 and put the finishing touch in what would be a huge upset of a giant rival and allow the Tropa to keep their reign as the PBA Philippine Cup champs.
Riding the momentum of a two-game romp and pumped up by the bitter bashings to their coach, Kelly Williams and his teammates are determined, more than ever, to get to the top.
An added motivation now for the Tropa is to rally behind coach Chot Reyes, defy the adversity and win it all in the league’s premier tourney for a second straight season.
If they get the job done in the 5:45 p.m. Game 6 tussle at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Tropa would keep the crown they won over Magnolia last season and repeat the All-Filipino back-to-back feat under the same coach in 2011 and 2012.
For the record, the team made it a three-peat the next season under coach Norman Black, with Reyes then already in his initial tour of duty with Gilas.
TNT gained a crack at a Game 6 closer following back-to-back victories in Games 4 (100-87) and 5 (102-93) upon the return of Reyes from his Beirut trip with the national team.