1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference Finals

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1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference Finals
Team Coach Wins
Crispa Redmanizers Narciso Bernardo 4
Gilbey's Gin Tonics Arturo Valenzona 1
Dates July 8–17, 1984
Television Vintage Sports (MBS)
Radio network DWXL
PBA First All-Filipino Conference Finals chronology

The 1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference Finals was the best-of-7 basketball championship series of the 1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference, and the conclusion of the conference playoffs. The Crispa Redmanizers and Gilbey's Gin Tonics played for the 27th championship contested by the league.

The Crispa Redmanizers won their 13th PBA title and retains the All-Filipino crown with a 4-1 series victory over Gilbey's Gin Tonics. [1]


Crispa Redmanizers Gilbey's Gin
Finished 10–4 (.714), tied for 2nd Eliminations Finished 8–6 (.571)
Beat Great Taste, 124-120, for outright semis Quarterfinals Finished 2–1 (.667)
Finished 4–2 (.667), 1st Semifinals Finished 3–3 (.500), tied for 2nd
Tiebreaker Won against Beer Hausen, 115-109

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

July 8
Crispa Redmanizers 127, Gilbey's Gin Tonics 118
Pts: Fortunato Co, Jr 35 Pts: Francis Arnaiz 24

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.

Game 2[edit]

July 10
Crispa Redmanizers 144, Gilbey's Gin Tonics 120

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.

Game 3[edit]

July 12
Crispa Redmanizers 105, Gilbey's Gin Tonics 118
Pts: Fortunato Co, Jr 31 Pts: Steve Watson 25

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.

Game 4[edit]

July 15
Crispa Redmanizers 115, Gilbey's Gin Tonics 109
Pts: Abet Guidaben 37

Game 5[edit]

July 17
Crispa Redmanizers 134, Gilbey's Gin Tonics 118
Pts: Philip Cezar 31 Abet Guidaben 29 Pts: Gary Vargas 26
Crispa wins series, 4-1

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.

1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference Champions

Crispa Redmanizers
13th title


Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5 Joe Cantada Andy Jao


  1. ^ Crispa wins crown@Interbasket.net