1996 PBA Governors' Cup Finals

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1996 PBA Governors Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 4
Ginebra San Miguel Robert Jaworski 1
Dates: December 8-17, 1996
Television: Vintage Sports (IBC)
Radio network: DZRH
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The 1996 PBA Governors Cup Finals was the best-of-7 basketball championship series of the 1996 PBA Governors Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Milkmen and Ginebra San Miguel played for the 65th championship contested by the league.

The Alaska Milkmen captured the coveted grandslam, winning their finals series over Ginebra San Miguel, 4 games to 1.

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
Alaska 90 110 95 96 91 4
Ginebra 79 105 82 97 83 1
Venue Cuneta Cuneta Araneta Cuneta Cuneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

December 8
Alaska Milkmen 90, Ginebra San Miguel 79

The Ginebras fumbled despite taking small leads in the first three quarters, the Gins had 27 turnovers compared to the Milkmen's 15, those turnovers keyed Alaska's fourth quarter run that limited Ginebra to a low output.

Game 2[edit]

December 10
Alaska Milkmen 110, Ginebra San Miguel 105

The milkmen led, 104-91, with 3:40 to go, the gins tried to rally with Fred Cofield hitting a triple to sparked a 12-2 run and pulled Ginebra up close, 103-106, time down to 45.6 seconds. [1]

Game 3[edit]

December 13
Alaska Milkmen 95, Ginebra San Miguel 82

Alaska broke the game wide open with an 82-66 lead in the final quarter, Ginebra shot a dismal 33 percent from the floor. [2]

Game 4[edit]

December 15
Alaska Milkmen 96, Ginebra San Miguel 97

New Ginebra import Derrick Rucker banked in the marginal basket with 29.7 seconds to go, after Jojo Lastimosa's short jumper drew Alaska to within 97-96, with 14.2 seconds left, Rucker's inbound pass was intercepted by Poch Juinio but the milkmen failed to get a shot on time. [3]

Game 5[edit]

December 17
Alaska Milkmen 91, Ginebra San Miguel 83
Pts: Jojo Lastimosa 22, Sean Chambers 21 Pts: Derek Rucker 34
Alaska wins series, 4-1

Johnny Abarrientos engineered a searing 11-0 blast from a 62-69 deficit to a 73-69 lead for Alaska at the end of the third quarter, Abarrientos' jumper gave the milkmen an 89-82 lead going into the last two minutes of the final period. [4]


1996 PBA Governors Cup Champions

Alaska Milkmen
Sixth title

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 4 Castelo, Merwin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Beda College
G 5 Reyes, Gilbert 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Ateneo de Manila
G/F 6 Lastimosa, Jojo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Jose-Recoletos
G 7 Gomez, Roehl 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) University of Cebu
C 12 Bachmann, Richard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) De La Salle
G 14 Abarrientos, Johnny 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) FEU
F 16 Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) PHCR
C 17 Ramas, Kevin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Mapua
F 20 Chambers, Sean (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) California State
G/F 22 Cariaso, Jeffrey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sonoma State
C 24 Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
F/C 31 Pineda, Giovanni 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Adamson
C 32 Juinio, Poch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) State U
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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


Ginebra San Miguel roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 David, Bal 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) UST
G 3 Rucker, Derek (I) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Davidson College
F 6 Locsin, Noli 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
G 7 Jaworski, Robert 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) UE
F 9 De Joya, Macky 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
G/F 11 Gayoso, Jayvee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 12 Hizon, Vince 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
C 13 Aquino, Marlou 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Adamson
G 15 Orquillas, Michael 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Cebu
F 16 Cheng, Benny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Mapua
F/C 18 Ong, Wilmer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Saint La Salle
G 25 Jarencio, Pido 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) UST
G 33 Cofield, Fred (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Eastern Michigan
C 34 Feihl, EJ 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Adamson
G 52 Jaworski, Jr., Robert 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1 Noli Eala Quinito Henson
Game 2 Ed Picson Quinito Henson
Game 3 Chino Trinidad Yeng Guiao
Game 4 Noli Eala Andy Jao
Game 5 Ed Picson Quinito Henson

References[edit]

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