IN PHOTOS: San Mig Coffee's historic Grand Slam
MANILA, Philippines – Everything the San Mig Coffee Mixers' worked for in the past year culminated in one historic night when they accomplished a very rare feat – winning the Grand Slam.
The Mixers proudly marched into history on Wednesday night, July 9 after they bested the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 92-89, in Game 5 of the best-of-5 Finals series of the 2014 PBA Governors' Cup to cop their fourth straight trophy along with the hard-earned Grand Slam title.
This is the first Grand Slam in 18 years, with San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone himself the last one to achieve the feat in 1996 with Alaska.
From the physically and mentally draining classic battle between two of the PBA's best teams, to the polarizing anguish of a loss and the euphoria of a victory, Rappler captured the historic moment unfold the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Relive the glorious end to the PBA's 39th season through these images.