2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals

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2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals
Team Coach Wins
(1) San Miguel Beermen Siot Tanquingcen 4
(2) Barangay Ginebra Kings Jong Uichico 3
Dates July 1–17, 2009
MVP Jonas Villanueva
Television C/S9, BTV, TFC
Announcers See broadcast notes
Radio network Sports Radio 918
Announcers See broadcast notes
Referees
Game 1: Cruz, Aldaba, Quilinguen
Game 2: Montiel, Balao, Sambrano, N.
Game 3: Aldaba, Herrera, Ferrer
Game 4: Cruz, Ngo, Pascual
Game 5: Herrera, Ferrer, Mangibin R.
Game 6: Aldaba, Quilinguen, Sambrano N.
Game 7: Aldaba, Herrera, Ferrer
PBA Fiesta Conference Finals chronology
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The 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The series was a best-of-seven affair and was the 98th championship disputed in the league. The teams competing are first-seed San Miguel Beermen and the second-seed defending champions Barangay Ginebra Kings, two of the three San Miguel Corporation-owned teams.

This was the fourth time the two teams meet in the finals, with San Miguel winning their first two meetings (1989 Reinforced Conference and the 2001 All Filipino Cup). Barangay Ginebra won their latest finals meeting on the conclusion of the 2006–07 PBA Philippine Cup.

This was also the first time in PBA history that a champion of the previous year's Fiesta Conference was able to enter the finals to defend their crown.

After a full 7-game series, San Miguel held off Ginebra in game 7 with an emphatic 90–79 win, with Jonas Villanueva awarded as the Finals MVP.

Background[edit]

Road to the finals[edit]

San Miguel Barangay Ginebra
Finished 11–3 (0.785)–1st Elimination round Finished 8–6 (0.571)–Tied for 2nd
Tiebreaker 114–71, against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters2nd
Bye Wildcard phase Bye
Quarterfinals
Def. Burger King Whoppers, 4–2 Semifinals Def. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 4–2

Series summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Wins
San Miguel 96 95 103 106 98 98 90 4
Barangay Ginebra 102 78 116 104 106 84 79 3
Venue Araneta Araneta Araneta Araneta Araneta Araneta Araneta

Game 1[edit]

July 1
7:30 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 96, Barangay Ginebra Kings 102
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 19–27, 24–28, 31–21
Pts: Washington 19
Rebs: Freeman 12
Asts: Washington 3
Pts: Helterbrand 21
Rebs: Noel 8
Asts: Helterbrand 7
Barangay Ginebra leads series, 1–0
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Cruz, Aldaba, Quilinguen

Game 2[edit]

July 3
7:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 95, Barangay Ginebra Kings 78
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 30–22, 21–20, 24–14
Pts: Freeman 23
Rebs: Freeman 17
Asts: Racela 5
Pts: Noel 20
Rebs: Noel, Reavis 8
Asts: Helterbrand 4
Series tied, 1–1
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Montiel, Balao, Sambrano, N.

With just a few seconds before the game ended, and with a San Miguel win certain, San Miguel players Danny Ildefonso and Marc Pingris were involved with an altercation with a Ginebra fan.[1] Both men were suspended for one game and were fined P30,000 and P10,000 respectively.[2]

Game 3[edit]

July 5
6:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 103, Barangay Ginebra Kings 116
Scoring by quarter: 29–21, 32–27, 17–28, 25–40
Pts: Freeman 25
Rebs: Freeman 19
Asts: Racela 5
Pts: Noel 32
Rebs: Noel 10
Asts: Noel 11
Barangay Ginebra leads series, 2–1
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Aldaba, Herrera, Ferrer

The Kings, after falling behind by 12 points, outscored the Beermen by 11 points in the third quarter and another 15 points in the final quarter to have a come-from-behind victory to take the series lead. Noel had a triple double and had key plays during the decisive Ginebra run.

Game 4[edit]

July 8
7:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 106, Barangay Ginebra Kings 104
Scoring by quarter: 24–26, 23–20, 24–27, 35–31
Pts: Freeman 23
Rebs: Freeman 21
Asts: Cortez, Villanueva 4
Pts: Helterbrand 22
Rebs: Noel 18
Asts: Helterbrand 6
Series tied, 2–2
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Cruz, Ngo, Pascual

A close game all-throughout with as many as 18 deadlocks in between, Freeman converted a three-point play to increase San Miguel's lead to five; SMB led by as much as 8 in the final two minutes when Ginebra had another run. Eric Menk and Chico Lanete scored to cut the lead to two. Noel tied the ballgame after shooting two free throws off a foul from San Miguel, but Freeman scored on a put-back off Mike Cortez's miss. With less than 30 seconds left, Freeman fouled Noel beyond the three-point line on the act of shooting; Noel missed all of this free-throws, and San Miguel hung on to tie the series 2–2.

Game 5[edit]

July 13
7:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 98, Barangay Ginebra Kings 106
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 24–33, 26–15, 30–35
Pts: Cortez 23
Rebs: Freeman 10
Asts: Cortez 5
Pts: Noel 29
Rebs: Noel 11
Asts: Noel, Helterbrand 4
Barangay Ginebra leads series, 3–2
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Herrera, Ferrer, Mangibin R.

The fifth game of the series was rescheduled to July 13 since the Araneta Coliseum was not available due to a WWE event on July 10 and a UAAP doubleheader on July 12.[3]

Game 6[edit]

July 15
7:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 98, Barangay Ginebra Kings 84
Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 27–15, 24–27, 30–23
Pts: Freeman 24
Rebs: Freeman 12
Asts: Freeman, Cortez 4
Pts: Noel 16
Rebs: Noel 11
Asts: Noel 7
Series tied, 3–3
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 16,039
Referees: Aldaba, Quilinguen, Sambrano N.

Game 7[edit]

July 17
7:00 p.m.
San Miguel Beermen 90, Barangay Ginebra Kings 79
Scoring by quarter: 25–15, 20–22, 25–23, 20–19
Pts: Freeman 29
Rebs: Freeman 18
Asts: Villanueva 7
Pts: Helterbrand 25
Rebs: Noel 15
Asts: Helterbrand 7
San Miguel wins series, 4–3
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 20,541
Referees: Aldaba, Herrera, Ferrer

Rosters[edit]

Barangay Ginebra Kings roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 1 Philippines Lanete, Chico 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Lyceum
C 2 Philippines Mamaril, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Bakersfield
SG 3 Philippines Baguio, Cyrus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UST
C 4 United States Reavis, Rafi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Coppin State
PG 5 Philippines Escalona, Macky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Ateneo
SF 9 Philippines Intal, J.C. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Ateneo
SG 10 Philippines Valenzuela, Junthy Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Salazar
PG 13 Philippines Helterbrand, Jayjay 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Kentucky State
PG 16 Philippines Artadi, Paul 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) UE
PF 18 Philippines Kramer, Doug 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ateneo
PG 22 United States Pacana, Chris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) St. Francis of Assisi
SF 27 United States Wilson, Willy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) De La Salle
C 30 United States Menk, Eric (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Lake Superior
F 34 United States Noel, David (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
SG 47 Philippines Caguioa, Mark Injured 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Glendale
SG 71 Philippines Tubid, Ronald 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UE
SG 80 Philippines Salvacion, Sunday 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Saint Benilde
C 98 Philippines Se, Homer 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) San Sebastian
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Import
  • Injured Injured
San Miguel Beermen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 1 United States Cortez, Mike 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) De La Salle
PG 3 Philippines Villanueva, Jonas 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) FEU
C 4 United States Peña, Dorian 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Coppin State
G 5 Philippines Custodio, Bonbon 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) UE
SG 7 Philippines Hontiveros, Dondon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UC
PF 10 Philippines Ildefonso, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) NU
G/F 15 Philippines Gonzales, Wesley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Ateneo
F 16 Philippines Pingris, Marc 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) PSBA
PG 17 Philippines Racela, Olsen (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Ateneo
G/F 18 Philippines Tugade, Lordy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) NU
C 21 Philippines Eman, Samigue 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 239 lb (108 kg) Mindanao
SF 23 Philippines Washington, Jay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Eckerd College
SF 25 United States Freeman, Gabriel (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Mesa CC
PG 27 Philippines Baguion, Froilan 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) NU
C 34 Australia Pennisi, Mick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Eastern Michigan
PF 41 Philippines Bono, Ken 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Adamson
SF 42 Philippines Seigle, Danny Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wagner College
SG 88 Philippines Calaguio, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Letran
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Broadcast notes[edit]

The finals is the second championship series of The PBA on C/S.

Game Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporters
Game 1 Mico Halili Andy Jao Dominic Uy & Lia Cruz
Game 2 Vito Lazatin Quinito Henson Magoo Marjon & Mica Abesamis
Game 3 Richard del Rosario Norman Black Chiqui Reyes & Cesca Litton
Game 4 Jude Turcuato Jason Webb Dominic Uy & Marga Vargas
Game 5 Sev Sarmienta Quinito Henson Patricia Bermudez-Hizon & Mica Abesamis
Game 6 Sev Sarmienta Andy Jao Magoo Marjon & Cesca Litton
Game 7 Mico Halili Jason Webb Magoo Marjon & Lia Cruz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hot Beermen crush Kings, tie series, Musong R. Castillo, Inquirer.net
  2. ^ League comes down hard on Danny I, Pingris, Musong R. Castillo, INQUIRER.net
  3. ^ Lack of venue forces PBA to set Game 5 on Monday, GMANews.tv

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