James Yap loses "Coffee King" title to Mark Barroca

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San Mig Coffee Mixers survived a very dramatic Game 6 to become the PBA Philippine Cup 2014 champions, defeating the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

The championship game aired live over TV5 was held at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday, February 26, with a crowd attendance of 20,337. Game 5 last Sunday had a higher number, 20,512 (I was one of them).

The San Mig Coffee Mixers started and finished strong in Game 6, surviving the "drama" all throughout the game, particularly that Rain or Shine's partial walkout, initiated by its coach Yeng Guiao after a bad foul call on JR Quiñahan early in the 2nd quarter. (They're set to be fined P2-million because of that.)

Coffee Prince Mark Barroca led the Mixers in the scoring, 24 points, and was eventually named as the Finals MVP, his very first PBA Award.

Some people are now calling Barroca as the Coffee King, stripping off James Yap with the title.

Aside from 'King James', same as that of NBA's Lebron James, Yap was also being called as Coffee King, who's already a 2-time PBA Most Valuable Player and also 2-time Finals MVP.

It's now the 6th time for the team franchise to win the Philippine Cup title. They previously won in 1991, 1993, 1997, 2006 and 2010. Marc
Pingris was the Finals MVP in 2006, and it was James in 2010.


A wet James Yap holds the Jun Bernardino trophy (from Instagram)


SAN MIG COFFEE vs RAIN OR SHINE GAME 6 QUARTER SCORES:
1st - 28-15
2nd - 49-43
3rd - 66-67
4th - 93-87

SAN MIG COFFEE SCORERS:
Mark Barroca - 24 pts
Ian Sangalang - 15 pts
Joe Devance - 12 pts
Marc Pingris - 12 pts
James Yap - 10 pts
PJ Simon - 9 pts
Rafi Reavis - 5 pts
Alex Mallari - 4 pts
Justin Melton - 2 pts

RAIN OR SHINE SCORERS:
Paul Lee - 23 pts
Beau Belga - 21 pts
Jervy Cruz - 11 pts
Jeffrei Chan - 7 pts
Larry Rodriguez - 6 pts
JR Quiñahan - 6 pts
Ryan Araña - 5 pts
Jireh Ibañes - 3 pts
Chris Tiu - 3 pts
Gabe Norwood - 2 pts

It's a back-to-back win for the San Mig Coffee Mixers, since they're also the champions in the 2012-2013 season-ender Governors Cup. - Mykiru.ph
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Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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