6 months SMB, Magnolia brace for PH Cup finals Manilatimes |Sports
Defending champion San Miguel Beer expects a better Magnolia squad when the Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup best-of-seven championship series begins on May 1. Compared to their last meeting where the Beermen outlasted the Hotshots in five games to win the Philippine Cup crown last season, San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria believes that Magnolia has matured a lot since last season. “I believe coach Chito [Victolero] that they gained a lot of experience last season and become a better team. They are very competitive. In the championship round, there’s no strong or weak, so I think ... more