1997 PBA Governors' Cup Finals

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1997 PBA Governors Cup Finals
TeamCoachWins
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 4
Purefoods Carne Norte Eric Altamirano 1
DatesDecember 5–14, 1997
TelevisionVTV (IBC)
Radio networkDZRH
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The 1997 PBA Governors Cup Finals was the best-of-7 basketball championship series of the 1997 PBA Governors Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Milkmen and Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies played for the 68th championship contested by the league.

The Alaska Milkmen won against Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies, 4 games to 1, to retain the Governor's Cup title for the 4th straight time.

Qualification[edit]

Alaska Purefoods
Finished 9–5 (.643), tied for 1st Eliminations Finished 8–6 (.571), 2nd
Qualified outright Quarterfinals defeated 5th seed Mobiline
defeated Sta. Lucia, 3-0 Best-of-5 Semifinals defeated San Miguel, 3-2

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
Alaska 76 85 96 92 94 4
Purefoods 87 79 85 75 66 1
Venue Araneta Cuneta Cuneta Araneta Cuneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

December 5
Alaska Milkmen 76, Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 87
Pts: Sean Chambers 19 Pts: Mike Jones 33 Alvin Patrimonio 22
Purefoods leads series, 1-0

The Beefies ripped the game wide open with a 16-9 burst to take a commanding 53-41 spread. The Milkmen were able to bring down the lead to just four, 55-59. Import Mike Jones came back at the start of the fourth as the Beefies coasted to a 74-64 lead. [1]

Game 2[edit]

December 7
Alaska Milkmen 85, Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 79
Pts: Sean Chambers 27 Pts: Mike Jones 32
Series tied, 1-1

The Milkmen kept their composure with every Beefies rally, Johnny Abarrientos had two key baskets in an 8-3 run that finally quelled another Beefies offensive. [2]

Game 3[edit]

December 9
Alaska Milkmen 96, Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 85
Pts: Sean Chambers 26 Pts: Alvin Patrimonio 27
Alaska leads series, 2-1

The Beefies took a 64-61 advantage on an 18-6 run, but the Milkmen, behind Kenneth Duremdes and Sean Chambers took matters into their own hands in the remainder of the third period, giving Alaska a 73-65 lead going into the final quarter. The Beefies could not get closer than seven points at 84-91, entering the last two minutes. [3]

Game 4[edit]

December 12
Alaska Milkmen 92, Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 75
Alaska leads series, 3-1

Game 5[edit]

December 14
Alaska Milkmen 94, Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 66
Scoring by quarter: 27-10, 24-17, 22-22, 21-17
Alaska wins series, 4-1

Alaska jumped to a 27-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Beefies played minus injured import Mike Jones and they could not sink a decent number of shots from the field, a 14-0 start by the Milkmen in the second period gave them a 31-point spread, 41-10, as Alaska positioned itself to an early victory party in the first half against a demoralized Beefies. [4]

1997 PBA Governors Cup Champions

Alaska Milkmen
Seventh title

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 6 Lastimosa, Jojo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Jose-Recoletos
G 7 Gomez, Roehl 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) University of Cebu
G/F 9 Santos, Rodney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Sebastian
F/C 12 Bachmann, Richard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) De La Salle
G 14 Abarrientos, Johnny 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Far Eastern
F 16 Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) PHCR
C 17 Ramas, Kevin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Mapua
F 19 Duremdes, Kenneth 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Adamson
G/F 20 Chambers, Sean (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) California State
C 29 Otto, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Far Eastern
C 32 Juinio, Poch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) State U
C 41 Tanuan, Edgar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Far Eastern
G/F 44 Castelo, Merwin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Beda
C 51 Punzalan, Bryant 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Far Eastern
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

Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies 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
G 10 Pumaren, Dindo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) De La Salle
C 11 Feihl, Edward Joseph 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Adamson
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
G/F 24 Jones, Mike (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Rutgers 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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purefoods takes jumpstart". Manila Standard.
  2. ^ "Alaska evens series at 1-1". Manila Standard.
  3. ^ "Alaska takes 2-1 lead". Manila Standard.
  4. ^ "Amazing Alaska keeps title". Manila Standard.

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