1999 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals

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1999 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
San Miguel Beermen Jong Uichico 4
Formula Shell Zoom Masters Perry Ronquillo 2
Dates September 3–15, 1999
Television VTV (IBC)
Radio network DZRH
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The 1999 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals was the best-of-7 basketball championship series of the 1999 PBA Commissioner's Cup, and the conclusion of the conference playoffs. The Formula Shell Zoom Masters and San Miguel Beermen played for the 73rd championship contested by the league.

The San Miguel Beermen halted Formula Shell Zoom Masters' two straight title-winning runs and won their first championship in five years, under coach Jong Uichico, ushering a new era in their franchise history.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Shell San Miguel
Finished 5–3 (.625), tied for 2nd Eliminations Finished 5–3 (.625), tied for 2nd
defeated 7th seed Purefoods Quarterfinals defeated 5th seed Tanduay
defeated Sta. Lucia, 3-2 Best-of-5 Semifinals defeated Alaska, 3-2

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
San Miguel Beer 68 78 87 72 89 74 4
Formula Shell 64 68 89 77 85 64 2

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

September 3
San Miguel Beermen 68, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 64
Scoring by quarter: 16-10, 20-18, 15-17, 17-19
Pts: Terquin Mott 20 Pts: John Best 29
San Miguel leads series, 1-0

Game 2[edit]

September 5
San Miguel Beermen 78, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 68
San Miguel leads series, 2-0

Game 3[edit]

September 8
San Miguel Beermen 87, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 89 (OT)
San Miguel leads series, 2-1

Shell squandrered a 15-point lead early in the third quarter but got big baskets from Benjie Paras and import John Best in the extension period. Paras and Best each scored 27 points, Best knocked in five points in overtime, including two crucial charities off Danny Seigle's offensive foul with 12.6 seconds left, Best' two free throws gave Shell an 88-84 lead.[2]

Game 4[edit]

September 10
San Miguel Beermen 72, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 77
Pts: Terquin Mott 29 Pts: Victor Pablo 23
Series tied, 2-2

Victor Pablo and Noy Castillo rose to the challenge with Pablo scoring 23 points, seven of them in the final 12 minutes, and Castillo's three-point shot down the stretch gave Shell their biggest lead at 68-55.[3]

Game 5[edit]

September 12
San Miguel Beermen 89, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 85
San Miguel leads series, 3-2

Game 6[edit]

September 15
San Miguel Beermen 74, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 64
San Miguel wins series, 4–2

The beermen ripped the game wide open in the second quarter when they held the Zoom Masters to only three field goals and a charity while pouring in the shots for a 33-21 halftime advantage, San Miguel entered the fourth period with a 55-44 lead, But John Best, Victor Pablo and Noy Castillo combined to pull Shell within 59-63 with 5:35 remaining, the beermen came through with a 7-2 run with Freddie Abuda making a key putback and Terquin Mott hitting a baseline turnaround shot and a thunderous dunk over Benjie Paras.

1999 PBA Commissioners Cup Champions

San Miguel Beermen
12th title

Rosters[edit]

San Miguel Beermen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 Philippines Victoria, Boybits 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) San Beda College
F 3 United States Belasco, Nic 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Notre Dame College
C 5 Philippines Padilla, Ronilo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) University of Cebu
G 7 Philippines Mustre, Michael 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Letran College
C 10 Philippines Ildefonso, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) National University
G/F 15 Philippines Lago, Dwight 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) De La Salle
G 17 Philippines Racela, Olsen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 18 Philippines Dela Cruz, Art 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Sebastian
C 24 Philippines Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
F 25 Philippines Abuda, Freddie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) University of Cebu
G 32 United States Duat, Rob 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Menlo College
F 42 United States Seigle, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Wagner College
F 40 United States Mott, Terquin (I) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Coppin State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Jojo Villa

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Import
  • Injured Injured
Formula Shell Zoom Masters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 United States Harrison, Dennis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Hawaii
F 3 United States Jackson, Chris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) San Bernardino
G 4 United States Castillo, Noy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Citadel College
G 6 Philippines Rodriguez, Arnold 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) PUP
F 9 Philippines Mendoza, Jay 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Mapua
C 11 Philippines Luna, Erwin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Adamson University
G 12 Philippines Marzan, Porferio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Baguio
C 14 Philippines Paras, Benjie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) State U
F 19 Philippines Dualan, Joel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of Manila
G/F 25 United States Best, John (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Tennessee Tech
G 30 Philippines Esplana, Gerald 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Far Eastern
G 31 United States Santos, Rommel 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Staten Island
F 33 Philippines Pablo, Victor 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Far Eastern
Head coach
  • Philippines Perry Ronquillo
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Joey Guanio

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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3 Noli Eala Yeng Guiao
Game 4
Game 5 Ed Picson Andy Jao
Game 6 Noli Eala Yeng Guiao

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