The Redmanizers went on a rampage early in the third quarter with a runaway 22-point spread against the Gin Tonics, which played without Sonny Jaworski with a hamstring muscle injury and Romulo Mamaril with a left knee injury that came early in the semifinals.
Gilbey's led by 14 points three times in the second quarter, the last at 43-29, and were up 61-54 at halftime, a 28-2 Crispa barrage in the third quarter wiped out the Tonics' halftime edge. The Redmanizers' rampage in the third saw them in front by 12, and pulled away by as much as 26 points, 113-87, with time down to 7:32 in the final period.
Sonny Jaworski, who sat out in the first two games of the series, return in the third game and the Gin Tonics, their spirits uplifted and with Big J's leadership. Gilbey's roared to an 18-point lead twice, a Crispa comeback in the fourth quarter resulted to eight deadlocks, the last at 98-all, a rare four-point play by Steve Watson enabled the Gin Tonics to break away, a lay-up by Willie Generalao put Gilbey's lead to seven with a minute remaining.
Abet Guidaben and Atoy Co sparked Crispa's early breakaway in the first quarter, leading as much as 17 points, 34-17. The Gin Tonics rallied to within eight points twice in the third period, but from thereon, the Redmanizers were never seriously threatened for the rest of the game.