2000 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals

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2000 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
San Miguel Beermen Jong Uichico 4
Sta. Lucia Realtors Norman Black 1
Dates September 3–15, 2000
Television Viva TV (IBC)
Radio network DZRH
PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals chronology
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PBA Finals chronology

The 2000 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2000 PBA Commissioner's Cup and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The San Miguel Beermen and Sta. Lucia Realtors played for the 76th championship contested by the league. [1]

San Miguel Beermen claim their 14th PBA crown, surpassing the age-old record of the famed Crispa Redmanizers' 13 titles, by winning against Sta. Lucia in five games. The Realtors were on their first finals appearance since joining the league in 1993.

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
San Miguel 106 72 89 66 79 4
Sta.Lucia 78 67 85 78 77 1

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

September 3
San Miguel Beermen 106, Sta. Lucia Realtors 78

The beermen limited Sta.Lucia import Ansu Sesay to just 3 points in the second period to build a 44-33 halftime advantage. In the third quarter, San Miguel continued the assault to post a 75-50 lead. [2]

Game 2[edit]

September 6
San Miguel Beermen 72, Sta. Lucia Realtors 67
Urdaneta Sports Complex, Pangasinan

Danny Ildefonso muscled his way to 18 points and 10 rebounds and outplayed Marlou Aquino at the paint before Danny Seigle converted on a trey that gave the beermen a 67-61 spread. [3]

Game 3[edit]

September 10
San Miguel Beermen 89, Sta. Lucia Realtors 85
Scoring by quarter: 25-20, 14-17, 23-25, 27-23
Pts: Stephen Howard 24 Danny Seigle 23 Pts: Dennis Espino 27

Danny Seigle scored six of the beermen's last nine points, hitting two clutch baskets to lift San Miguel past Sta.Lucia, with Stephen Howard trapped on a double team down low. The beermen were forced to rotate the ball which eventually ended in Seigle's hot hands. Seigle drilled a triple that gave the beermen an 83-82 edge with 1:46 left, a minute later, Seigle drive through the realtors' defense for an 87-83 lead with 21.2 seconds remaining. [4]

Game 4[edit]

September 13
San Miguel Beermen 66, Sta. Lucia Realtors 78
Pts: Stephen Howard 21 Pts: Dennis Espino 16

Dennis Espino and Paolo Mendoza took charge in the final quarter with import Ansu Sesay unable to elude the beermen's sticky defense. The realtors limited the beermen to just eight points in the fourth period.

Game 5[edit]

September 15
San Miguel Beermen 79, Sta. Lucia Realtors 77
Scoring by quarter: 22-14, 19-18, 22-26, 16-19
Pts: Danny Ildefonso 23 Pts: Marlou Aquino 26
San Miguel wins series, 4–1

Danny Ildefonso and Danny Seigle delivered the killing blows on the realtors, scoring a lay-in and a three-pointer in the closing seconds in a nail-biting victory. Rookie Paolo Mendoza of Sta.Lucia, who kept his team within striking distance in the third period with his fiery outside shooting, pegged the final score with a triple. [5]

2000 PBA Commissioner's Cup Champions

San Miguel Beermen
14th title

Broadcast notes[edit]

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


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