by John Paul Marquez

B-Meg Llamados forced the sudden death game on Sunday as they escaped Rain or Shine Elasto Painters with a convincing victory, 97-81, in the PBA Governors Cup Finals last August 3, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

               James Yap once again led the campaign of B-Meg, building 20 points with nine rebounds, almost a double-double performance for him. B-Meg rained with seven rainbow shots to outlast the E-Painters. B-Meg led by as much as 24 points but E-Painters never let their hopes gone after TY Tang shot to cut the lead to just seven (63-70) in the final canto. But PJ Simon (16 points) and Jonas Villanueva (11 points) helped their team dropping a 22-5 blast as they ride the last sentence of the game. 

                     Import Marcus Blakely also joined the must-win-game for them, bidding for 19 points and 15 boards.

              RoS import Jamelle Cornley with 14 points was not able to help his team enough to march on their first championship.

                 Momentum now shifted to Llamados as they go to Game 7. RoS wanted to make history as they try to get their first championship, while B-Meg wanted the same thing, desiring to make history too, for grabbing their back-to-back championship after they captured the last championship crown against Talk n’ Text in the PBA Commissioners Cup, and being the first team since 1991 to come back from a 3-1 deficit in finals.

                The do-or-die Game 7 will be on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This will be the last game of the conference and the 37th season of PBA. 

 


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