PBA Fastbreak - San Mig books finals date with Talk N Text


The Best: After being unexpectedly pushed to a Game 5, the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers left no doubt, beating the upstart Air 21 Express, 99-83, to join the TNT Tropang Texters in the Commish Cup Finals. James Mays was solid in this one, dropping 24 points, grabbing 17 rebounds, handing out 3 assists, getting 2 steals, and blocking 2 shots. He outplayed his counterpart on the other end of the floor, Wesley Witherspoon, who scored 21 markers and hauled down 6 boards. Mays will have his hands full in the next round, however, as he’ll play against Richard Howell, who is the frontrunner for the conference’s Best Import award.

The Worst: The percentages caught up with Air 21 here. A couple of days after lighting up the Mixers from practically everywhere in Game 4, the Express shot just 30% from beyond the arc and under 40% overall from the field. They also made just 61% of their FTs, which, needless to say, just won’t cut it. They also got virtually nothing fro the PG spot, with Jonas Villanueva, Simon Atkins, and Eliud Poligrates combining for a total of 3 points in 36 minutes.

Slump no more: After being ice cold for practically the entire Commish Cup, two-time MVP James Yap seems to have finally found his groove. Prior to Game 4 in this series, Yap was shooting just 26% from the field and 27% from beyond the arc, but, in the past two matches, the former Red Warrior has shot 13/23 from the floor (57%) and 7/12 (58%) from long distance. The end of Big Game James’s slump augurs well for the Mixers in the Finals, of course, as they look to bag an unconventional grand slam.  - Rappler.com