San Mig Coffee Mixers Grand Slam Champions! James Yap is PBA Governors' Cup 2014 Finals MVP

San Mig Coffee Mixers have become Grand Slam Champions after win vs Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters at 2014 PBA Governors' Cup finals.

The PBA Governors' Cup 2014 Finals, San Mig Super Coffee Mixers vs Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters Game 5, has just ended at the Araneta Coliseum with a record crowd of 23,234, which was way above than the 20,337 crowd attendance during their Game 6 finals meeting at the Philippine Cup earlier this year.

The Mixers won the Best-of-5 series, 3-2, succeeding in their quest of becoming a PBA Grand Slam team, meaning in just 1 season, they won all 3 conference titles (Philippine Cup, Commissioner's Cup, Governors' Cup).

via James Yap's Instagram

Recording 29 points and 8 rebounds at Game 5, James Yap was named Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP), already his 4th Finals MVP, his 2nd consecutive time this season. Mixers' import Marcus Blakely almost achieved a triple-triple: 20 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists.

23-16, 43-38, 73-70, 92-89

James Yap - 29 pts
Marcus Blakely - 20 pts
Joe Devance - 11 pts
Marc Pingris - 10 pts
PJ Simon - 10 pts
Mark Barroca - 6 pts
Alein Maliksi - 4 pts
Ian Sangalang - 2 pts

Arizona Reid - 23 pts
Paul Lee - 21 pts
Raymond Almazan - 11 pts
Gabe Norwood - 11 pts
Beau Belga - 7 pts
Jeff Chan - 6 pts
Ryan Araña - 4 pts
Jonathan Uyloan - 2 pts
Jervy Cruz - 2 pts
Chris Tiu - 2 pts

San Mig Super Coffee Mixers are the first PBA Grand Slam champions since Alaska in 1996. Other PBA grandslam teams are Crispa (1976, 1983) and San Miguel (1989).

The 2014 Governors' Cup was also the 4th straight PBA title for the Mixers in just a span of 9 months, since they also won the 2013 Governors' Cup only last October.

Now with 13 championship titles, the San Mig Coffee/Purefoods franchise is now the 3rd winningest team in PBA tied with Crispa.

For their coach Tim Cone, he just had his 18th championship (the most by any coach) and becomes the only coach to score 2 grand slam wins. He was also responsible for Alaska's grand slam nearly 2 decades ago.
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