1991 PBA Third Conference Finals

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1991 PBA Third Conference Finals
TeamCoachWins
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 3
Ginebra San Miguel Robert Jaworski 1
DatesDecember 8–15, 1991
TelevisionVintage Sports (PTV)
Radio networkDZSR
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The 1991 PBA Third Conference Finals was the best-of-5 basketball championship series of the 1991 PBA Third Conference, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Milkmen and Ginebra San Miguel played for the 50th championship contested by the league.

Alaska Milk won their first PBA title after five years, winning their finals series against Ginebra San Miguel, 3 games to 1.

Qualification[edit]

Alaska Ginebra
Finished 7–4 (.636), tied for 2nd Eliminations Finished 7–4 (.636), tied for 2nd
Finished 12–7 (.632), tied for 1st Semifinals Finished 12–7 (.632), tied for 1st

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Wins
Alaska 93 105 122 99 3
Ginebra 92 107 103 90 1
Venue ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

December 8
Alaska Milkmen 93, Ginebra San Miguel 92
Pts: Sean Chambers 37 Pts: Wes Matthews 38
Alaska leads series, 1-0

Sean Chambers hit all of the Milkmen's last seven points and highlighted the stirring performance with a daring drive with six seconds left. Wes Matthews banged in a triple that tied the count at 90-all with 18 seconds to go, Chito Loyzaga shoved Ginebra ahead, 92-91, with two free throws. Alaska sued for time with 15 seconds remaining and Sean Chambers took matters into his own hands and drove in for the marginal basket. [1]

Game 2[edit]

December 10
Alaska Milkmen 105, Ginebra San Miguel 107
Scoring by quarter: 24-24, 28-27, 28-23, 25-33
Pts: Sean Chambers 30 Pts: Wes Matthews 42
Series tied, 1-1

Wes Matthews canned in two free throws for a 107-103 lead that capped his team's long-game struggle. Ginebra trailed by 13 points, 63-76, with 3:15 left in the third quarter. Wes Matthews scored on a rare four-point play to tie the count at 93-all with 5:05 remaining in the game. With the score at 103-101 in favor of Ginebra, following Leo Isaac's 20-footer from left quartercourt with 30 seconds to go, the next play turned out to be controversial, Jojo Lastimosa's attempt bounced high off the rim with Paul Alvarez tipping the ball in, referee Bay Ledesma nullified the basket and giving the Gins possession with time down to 15 seconds, Rudy Distrito knocked in two more charities for a 105-101 advantage for Ginebra. [2]

Game 3[edit]

December 12
Alaska Milkmen 122, Ginebra San Miguel 103
Scoring by quarter: 22-19, 26-26, 40-29, 34-29
Pts: Sean Chambers 34
Rebs: Chambers 15
Asts: Chambers 11
Pts: Wes Matthews 26
Alaska leads series, 2-1

Alaska stormed ahead, 88-73 on a 14-3 run, the Milkmen open gaps as wide as 23 points, 107-84, halfway through the final period. Alaska reserves Nandy Garcia and Roehl Gomez put on fine performances, outdoing themselves on the scoring end with Gomez hitting two straight triples in the fourth quarter. [3]

Game 4[edit]

December 15
Alaska Milkmen 99, Ginebra San Miguel 90
Scoring by quarter: 28–24, 21–21, 23–23, 27–22
Pts: Sean Chambers 30 Paul Alvarez 30
Rebs: Chambers 14
Pts: Wes Matthews 31 Chito Loyzaga 28
Rebs: Matthews 10
Alaska wins series, 3–1

Wes Matthews was limited to only one field goal in the second half and was shut out in the last 2:27 of the game when Ginebra came to within three points at 90–93. Dondon Ampalayo muffed in a finger roll and a three-pointer, allowing Sean Chambers to knock in a running bank shot for a 95–90 count for Alaska. Paul Alvarez sealed the win for the Milkmen with a pair of free throws with time down to 18 seconds. [4]

1991 PBA Third Conference Champions

Alaska Milkmen
First title

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 4 Aguilar, Peter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Trinity College
G 6 Ravanes, Biboy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Cebu Central
G 7 Gomez, Roehl 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Cebu Central
F 8 Garcia, Nandy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Adamson
G/F 9 Lastimosa, Jojo 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) San Jose-Recoletos
C 10 Polistico, Adriano 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Letran
G 11 Quilban, Eugene 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) San Sebastian
G 12 Navarro, Eton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) San Sebastian
C 14 Araneta, Alex 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Ateneo de Manila
G/F 20 Chambers, Sean (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Cal Poly
G 22 Lim, Frankie 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) San Beda College
F 23 Alvarez, Paul 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) San Sebastian
F 55 Hatton, Nap 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Sebastian
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Ginebra San Miguel roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 1 Matthews, Wes (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Wisconsin
F 6 Ampalayo, Dondon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Jose-Recoletos
G 7 Jaworski, Robert 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) UE
F 8 Palad, Silverio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) UST
G 9 Isaac, Leo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Mapua Tech
C 10 Poblador, Anthony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) De La Salle
G 11 Gayoso, Jayvee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 12 Gonzalgo, Dante 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Lyceum
F 14 Villanil, Larry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) USP
F/C 15 Cuenco, Rey 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) GAUF
G 17 Distrito, Rudy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
F 18 Cezar, Philip 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jose Rizal College
F 41 Loyzaga, Chito 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Beda College
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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 Sev Sarmenta Andy Jao
Game 2 Ed Picson Quinito Henson
Game 3 Sev Sarmenta Butch Maniego
Game 4 Bill Velasco Andy Jao

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alaska by a hairline". Manila Standard.
  2. ^ "Gins square series". Manila Standard.
  3. ^ "Alaska zaps Gins; up 2-1". Manila Standard.
  4. ^ "Alaska ends title drought". Manila Standard.

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