1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals

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1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 4
Purefoods TJ Hotdogs Chot Reyes 1
Dates: May 17–26, 1996
MVP: Jojo Lastimosa
Television: Vintage Sports (IBC)
Radio network: DZRH
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The 1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals was the best-of-7 series basketball championship of the 1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Milkmen and the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs played for the 63rd championship contested by the league.

The Alaska Milkmen won against the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs, 4 games to 1, for their first ever back-to-back championships and became the 9th team to win the All-Filipino crown.

Qualification[edit]

Purefoods Alaska
Finished 8–6 (.642), tied for 3rd Eliminations Finished 10–4 (.714), 1st
Finished 14–8 (.636), 1st Semifinals Finished 13–9 (.591), 2nd
Playoff Won against Ginebra, 96-83

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
Alaska 78 86 87 75 93 4
Purefoods 77 79 99 62 92 1
Venue Cuneta Cuneta Araneta Cuneta Araneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

May 17
7:30 pm
Alaska Milkmen 78, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 77
Scoring by quarter: 23-18, 24-20, 22-15, 9-24
Pts: Jojo Lastimosa 24
Rebs: Bong Hawkins 8
Asts: Hawkins 5
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 20
Rebs: Alvin Patrimonio 9
Asts: Patrimonio, Racela 6
Alaska leads series, 1-0

The Milkmen were apparently in control of the ballgame after having a comfortable 69-51 lead in the third quarter by having a 7-0 run. In the fourth quarter, Alaska then became scoreless for three minutes after Jun Reyes' field goal, allowing Purefoods to put together an 11-0 scoring run, reducing the lead by one point with 46.7 seconds remaining after Poch Juinio was called on illegal defense.

Purefoods also kept possession after Alvin Patrimonio's free throw but he missed a jumper that could have given his team the lead. All hope wasn't lost for Purefoods as Jojo Lastimosa split his charities from Jerry Codinera's foul with 16 seconds remaining. Rey Evangelista rebounded another Patrimonio miss and was fouled by Hawkins with 2.9 seconds left. Evangelista also split his charities allowing Alaska to escape with a one point lead, 78-77.[1]

Glenn Capacio of Purefoods will be suspended for Game 2 and will be fined P5000 for slapping Alaska forward Bong Hawkins during the third quarter. Capacio slapped Hawkins after he was hit in the face by Hawkins' shoulder in trying to set a pick for Jeffrey Cariaso.[2]

Game 2[edit]

May 19
6:00 pm
Alaska Milkmen 86, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 79
Scoring by quarter: 13-16, 21-16, 29-21, 23-26
Pts: Jojo Lastimosa 22
Rebs: Hawkins 12
Asts: Abarrientos 6
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 26
Rebs: Evangelista 11
Asts: Codiñera, 3 others, 4
Alaska leads series, 2-0

Jojo Lastimosa led a 17-7 burst midway through the third period, during which he hit two jumpers, a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to give Alaska its biggest lead, 59-44, Purefoods, behind Alvin Patrimonio and Olsen Racela answered back to come to within 68-63 with nine minutes remaining, the hotdogs were then held scoreless in the next six minutes, and the milkmen took advantage on an 8-0 burst to erect a 76-63 lead with still 3:26 to go.

Game 3[edit]

May 21
7:00 pm
Alaska Milkmen 87, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 99
Scoring by quarter: 21-27, 14-25, 26-26, 26-21
Pts: Bong Hawkins 19
Rebs: Bong Hawkins 8
Asts: Johnny Abarrientos 9
Pts: Jerry Codiñera 18
Rebs: Edmund Reyes 9
Asts: Dindo Pumaren 7
Alaska leads series, 2-1

Purefoods opened the game with a 19-6 run and never looked back, posting leads of as many as 23 points, the hotdogs took a 52-35 lead at the half, and a 20-7 blast after Alaska drew to within 58-48 gave the hotdogs their biggest lead, 78-55 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

Game 4[edit]

May 24
7:00 pm
Alaska Milkmen 75, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 62
Scoring by quarter: 23-12, 14-20, 22-16, 16-14
Pts: Abarrientos, Hawkins 18
Rebs: Bong Hawkins 18
Asts: Abarrientos 8
Pts: Codiñera 13
Rebs: Jerry Codiñera 11
Asts: Patrimonio, 3 others, 3
Alaska leads series, 3-1

The Hotdogs forced the milkmen to seven turnovers in the second quarter, enabling them to trimmed down the 23-12 Alaska lead at the end of the first period to just 37-32 at halftime, Bong Hawkins, Johnny Abarrientos and Jojo Lastimosa presided over a 9-2 run midway through the third quarter to pad the milkmen's lead back to 12 points at 62-50.

Game 5[edit]

May 26
6:00 pm
Alaska Milkmen 93, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 92 (OT)
Alaska wins series, 4-1

Jeffrey Cariaso sank two decisive free throws with six-tenths of a second remaining in overtime to squeeze out a one-point victory for Alaska and win their first all-Filipino title, Cariaso was fouled by Bong Ravena, who tried to intercept Jun Reyes' inbound but instead tagged Cariaso's arm and drew a foul, Ravena had earlier scored on a layup to give the hotdogs a 91-89 lead, and blocked Jojo Lastimosa to set up Alvin Patrimonio's free throw off Bong Hawkins that pushed Purefoods up, 92-91 with only 10.3 seconds to go.


1996 PBA All-Filipino Cup Champions

Alaska Milkmen
Fourth title

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 4 Philippines Castelo, Merwin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 186 lb (84 kg) San Beda College
G 5 Philippines Reyes, Gilbert 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Ateneo de Manila
G/F 6 Philippines Lastimosa, Jojo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Jose-Recoletos
G 7 Philippines Gomez, Roehl 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) University of Cebu
F/C 12 Philippines Bachmann, Richard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) De La Salle
G 14 Philippines Abarrientos, Johnny 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) FEU
F 16 Philippines Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) PHCR
C 17 Philippines Ramas, Kevin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Mapua Tech
G/F 22 Philippines Cariaso, Jeffrey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sonoma State College
C 24 Philippines Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) NU
F 31 Philippines Pineda, Giovanni 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Adamson University
C 32 Philippines Juinio, Poch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) State U
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured


Purefoods TJ Hotdogs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 1 Philippines Ravena, Bong 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UE
F 5 Philippines Reyes, Edmund 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) UST
F 7 Philippines Evangelista, Rey 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UST
G/F 9 Philippines Santos, Rodney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) San Sebastian College
G 10 Philippines Pumaren, Dindo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) De La Salle
G 12 Philippines Capacio, Glenn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) FEU
F/C 15 Philippines Punzalan, Bryant 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) FEU
F 16 Philippines Patrimonio, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Mapua Tech
G 17 Philippines Racela, Olsen 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Ateneo de Manila
F 23 Philippines Dela Rosa, Reuben 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Mapua Tech
C 44 Philippines Codiñera, Jerry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) UE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1 Ed Picson Quinito Henson
Game 2 Sev Sarmenta Andy Jao
Game 3 Ed Picson Quinito Henson
Game 4 Sev Sarmenta Andy Jao
Game 5 Ed Picson Quinito Henson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alaska tops Purefoods in Game One, Jimbo Gulle, Manila Standard, May 18, 1996
  2. ^ Alaska eyes 2-0 lead vs Purefoods by Jimbo Gulle, Manila Standard, May 19, 1996

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