San Miguel showed their character yet again in Game Five of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday.
Things looked bleak after they fell to a deep 16-point hole early in the fourth chapter. But the Beermen fought back with all their might to gut out the 99-94 victory.
The win now moves SMB on the verge of regaining the title they lost to the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel last season.
For Terrence Romeo, their fightback from so deep of a deficit was possible all due to the Beermen’s heart.
“Para sa’kin, puso na lang yun. Puso ng mga players. Wala namang proper game plan kapagka down ka ng sixteen,” said the league’s former three-time scoring champion moments after the match.
“Ang nagdadala na lang dun yung puso na ayaw matalo sa fourth quarter, which is pinakita namin sa game na ‘to.”
Romeo himself did his part in the come-from-behind victory. He provided the spark off the bench by firing 22 points – 15 in the second period alone – on 57 percent shooting alongside five assists.
“Gusto ko lang makatulong sa team. Gusto ko lang, every time, makapag-step up ako,” said the 27-year-old combo guard, who is currently averaging 15.8 markers in the series.
The Beermen could close the series out in Game Six this Friday. For Romeo, their goal is to do just that.
“Kailangan yung mindset namin matapos na namin yung series sa next game,” said the one-time PBA champion, who’s playing in his second Finals stint in just his second conference with SMB
“Gagawin namin yung best namin. Mag-stick kami sa game plan. Sana i-bless kami ni God.”