1985 PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals

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1985 PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals
Team Coach Wins
Great Taste Coffee Makers Baby Dalupan 3
Shell Azodrin Bugbusters Freddie Webb 1
Dates August 13–20, 1985
Television Vintage Sports (MBS)
Radio network DWXL
PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals chronology
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The 1985 PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals was the best-of-5 basketball championship series of the 1985 PBA All-Filipino Conference, and the conclusion of the conference playoffs. The Great Taste Coffee Makers and Shell Azodrin Bugbusters played for the 31st championship contested by the league.[1]

The Great Taste Coffee Makers won their finals series against Shell Azodrin Bugbusters, 3 games to 1, for their fourth straight PBA title.

Qualification[edit]

Great Taste Shell
Finished 8–2 (.800), 1st Eliminations Finished 5–5 (.500), tied for 2nd
Finished 12–4 (.750), 1st Semifinals Finished 8–8 (.500), tied for 2nd
Tiebreaker Won against Ginebra, 89-76

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Wins
Great Taste 103 113 102 110 3
Shell Azodrin 98 106 103 91 1
Venue ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

August 13
Great Taste Coffee Makers 103, Shell Azodrin 98
Scoring by quarter: 26–16, 27–29, 20–22, 30–31
Pts: Pongkee Alolor 23 Pts: Bogs Adornado 28

Ricardo Brown was taken out at 7:36 in the second period after he sustained a bad fall while going for a layup. The Coffee Makers dominated the first half despite the loss of Brown and took the fight out of the rallying Bugbusters midway in the final period with a 9–2 spurt to open a 91–80 lead, time down to five minutes.[2]

Game 2[edit]

August 15
Great Taste Coffee Makers 113, Shell Azodrin 106
Scoring by quarter: 29-28, 29-26, 25-26, 30-26
Pts: Manny Victorino 35 Pts: Bogs Adornado 46

Manny Victorino shot a team-high 35 points but it was the presence of Ricardo Brown that led to the Coffee Makers' surge in the final period, Brown sparked an 11-2 blast to turn an 87-90 deficit to a 98-92 lead, 5:23 left, the bugbusters lapsed into series of errors as Great Taste went to pad its lead to 12 points at 111-99, 42 seconds remaining. Bogs Adornado shot a conference-high 46 points for Shell but the Coffee Makers' defense held other bugbusters in check.[3]

Game 3[edit]

August 18
Great Taste Coffee Makers 102, Shell Azodrin 103
Scoring by quarter: 20-32, 24-22, 26-17, 32-32
Pts: Willie Pearson 22 Pts: Bogs Adornado 32

Ricardo Brown missed what could have been a winning shot at the buzzer, In the last five seconds, Brown moved out of a double team by Bernie Fabiosa and Romy Ang and jumped at the left side of the key hole but the ball rimmed out as the buzzer sounded, the bugbusters almost let a won game slipped away, the Coffee Makers were behind by 10 points at halftime but came back with Brown hitting four three-point shots in the last nine minutes, Great Taste moved to within 102-103 on the last of Brown's triple, Willie Pearson intercepted a pass by Philip Cezar with 27 seconds to go.[4]

Game 4[edit]

August 20
Great Taste Coffee Makers 110, Shell Azodrin 91
Scoring by quarter: 19-24, 35-14, 29-19, 27-34
Pts: Ricardo Brown 23 Pts: Bogs Adornado 32
Great Taste wins series, 3-1

An explosive second quarter blitz by Great Taste opened up a 54-38 halftime advantage, Ricardo Brown, who shot 15 points in the second quarter alone, including three triples, spearheaded a decisive 23-5 splurge as the Coffee Makers took a 16-point lead at the break, the bugbusters never recovered from there as the lead of Great Taste balloon to as many as 30 points in the second half, the last at 110-80 and with the championship wrapped up, the Coffee Makers relaxed allowing the Bugbusters to score eleven straight points for the final count.[5]

1985 PBA All-Filipino Conference Champions

Great Taste Coffee Makers
Fourth title

Rosters[edit]

Great Taste Coffee roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 1 Victorino, Manny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jose Rizal College
G/F 2 Alolor, Pongkee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) University of Visayas
G/F 3 Dalman, Oliver 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Visayas
F 6 King, Abe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
C 7 Banal, Joel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Mapua Tech
G 11 Manansala, Jaime 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
F 14 Loyzaga, Chito 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
G 18 Merced, Lawrence 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Adamson
C 20 Alfarero, Teddy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) De La Salle
G 23 Brown, Ricardo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Pepperdine
F 29 Carpio, Bernardo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 33 Pearson, Willie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Chaminade
Head coach




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

Shell Azodrin Bugbusters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 3 Gutierrez, Abet 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Davao
C 5 Cabatu, Sonny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) PSBA
G 7 Cristobal, Arturo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Far Eastern
G 10 Ang, Romeo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Letran College
C 11 Jubinal, Menardo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Mapua Tech
F 12 Lazaro, Rey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Far Eastern
G 13 Austria, Leo 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Lyceum
F 17 Marquez, Manuel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Beda College
F 26 Perez, Aldo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
G/F 33 Adornado, Bogs 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) UST
F 42 Abbatuan, Dennis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jose Rizal College
G 51 Fabiosa, Bernie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) UE
F 81 Cezar, Philip 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jose Rizal College
Head coach




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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4

References[edit]