1997 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals

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1997 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys Eric Altamirano 4
Gordon's Gin Boars Robert Jaworski 2
Dates May 13–25, 1997
Television VTV (IBC)
Radio network DZRH
Referees
Game 1: E. de Leon, F. Ilagan, O. Bernarte
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The 1997 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals was the best-of-7 basketball championship series of the 1997 PBA All-Filipino Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Gordon's Gin Boars and Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys played for the 66th championship contested by the league.

The Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys won their 5th PBA championship with a 4-2 series win over the Gordon's Gin Boars.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Purefoods Gordon's Gin
Finished 8–6 (.571), tied for 2nd Eliminations Finished 10–4 (.714), 1st
Finished 14–8 (.636), 1st Semifinals Finished 14–8 (.636), 1st

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Purefoods Corned Beef 103 91 83 94 95 82 4
Gordon's Gin 90 73 92 84 96 73 2
Venue Cuneta Araneta Cuneta Cuneta Araneta Cuneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

May 13
7:30 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 103, Gordon's Gin Boars 90
Scoring by quarter: 25-14, 22-14, 25-26, 31-36
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 20 Pts: Noli Locsin 25
Purefoods leads series, 1-0
Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City
Referees: E. de Leon, F. Ilagan, O. Bernarte

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.

Game 2[edit]

May 16
7:00 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 91, Gordon's Gin Boars 73
Scoring by quarter: 22-24, 14-14, 27-16, 28-19
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 24 Pts: Marlou Aquino 19
Purefoods leads series, 2-0

Game 3[edit]

May 18
6:00 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 83, Gordon's Gin Boars 92
Pts: Bong Ravena 18 Pts: Marlou Aquino 25
Purefoods leads series, 2-1

Game 4[edit]

May 20
7:00 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 94, Gordon's Gin Boars 84
Pts: Jerry Codiñera 22 Pts: Pido Jarencio 21
Purefoods leads series, 3-1

The Cowboys were down by 10 points, 34-44, at halftime. They came back in the third period and were trailing by only one, 67-68, after 36 minutes of play.

Game 5[edit]

May 23
7:00 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 95, Gordon's Gin Boars 96
Scoring by quarter: 24-26, 21-29, 27-24, 23-17
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 25 Pts: Marlou Aquino 17
Purefoods leads series, 3-2

Vince Hizon came through with a huge defensive play in the closing seconds to preserved a Boars' victory.

Game 6[edit]

May 25
6:00 p.m.
Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys 82, Gordon's Gin Boars 73
Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 40
Purefoods wins series, 4-2

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. [2]

1997 PBA All-Filipino Cup Champions

Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys
Fifth title

Rosters[edit]

Purefoods Corned Beef Cowboys roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 1 Ravena, Bong 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) UE
G/F 3 Lago, Elmer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
F 5 Reyes, Edmund 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UST
F 7 Evangelista, Rey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UST
G 8 Sasuman, Genesis 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Letran College
G 10 Pumaren, Dindo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) De La Salle
F 16 Patrimonio, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Mapua
G 19 Ang, Freche 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Saint La Salle
C 24 Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
C 44 Codinera, Jerry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) UE
C 55 Cabatu, Sonny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) PSBA
F 88 Mosqueda, Cadel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Arellano University
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

Gordon's Gin Boars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1 David, Bal 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) UST
F 6 Locsin, Noli 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
G 7 Jaworski, Robert 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) UE
F 9 De Joya, Macky 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
G/F 11 Gayoso, Jayvee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 12 Hizon, Vince 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
C 13 Aquino, Marlou 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Adamson
G 15 Orquillas, Michael 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Cebu
F 16 Cheng, Benny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Mapua
F 17 Saldaña, Terry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Letran (Jrs)
F/C 18 Ong, Wilmer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Saint La Salle
G 25 Jarencio, Pido 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) UST
G 52 Jaworski, Jr., Robert 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
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 Courtside reporters
Game 1 Noli Eala Andy Jao Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego
Game 2 Ed Picson Quinito Henson Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego
Game 3 Chino Trinidad Andy Jao Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego
Game 4 Ed Picson Quinito Henson Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego
Game 5 Noli Eala Andy Jao Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego
Game 6 Ed Picson Quinito Henson Anthony Suntay and Butch Maniego

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