The Cowboys took a whooping 47-28 lead at halftime with Bong Ravena scorching hot. The Boars trimmed down the deficit from as high as 22 in the first few minutes of the third quarter to just six points, 75-81, halfway through the fourth period. Gordon's had a mediocre 33% field goal in the first two quarters and committed 14 turnovers.
Going into the last quarter, the Cowboys trailed, 56-57. An 8-0 run from the start of the fourth period gave them a seven-point edge, 64-57. After Jayvee Gayoso hit a triple, a 7-1 blast by the Cowboys with Bong Ravena hitting his own three-pointer put Purefoods in front by 10 points, 71-61. Five straight points by the Boars close the gap to within, 66-71, nearing the final two minutes. Alvin Patrimonio's long jumper clinch the title for the Cowboys with a nine-point lead, 78-69. Patrimonio played for 45 minutes and scored 40 of his team's 82-point production, grabbed 11 rebounds and issued four assists.