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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Scene Around: PBA Manila Clasico Semis Game 5

2/10/2014 12:43:34 PM

It’s been more than a year since the last time I watched a PBA game live from the venue itself.
With an exciting vibe on Game 5 with then teams Ginebra and San Mig tied with 2 apiece in their Philippine Cup semifinals, I took a chance to grab a ticket and a seat (though we can’t blame if things nowadays are kinda expensive) to the Big Dome to witness who will about to take a 3-2 lead in the 2014 PLDT HOME-DSL All-Filipino cup.


Well, tickets do really come ‘pricey’ during these stages, with the General Admission costs P130; and the Upper Box, 260; with other available section (which I forgotten the name already since these divisions have changed their name descriptions) priced P340.

Practicality-wise I can only chose and bought Gen Adm ticket, considering that I need to use my money wisely in a long run. Besides, I am more comfortable now in seeing the bigger general picture unlike before (try asking me where I seat when I watched movies).

I was part of the 20,026 people who occupied the seats of the Smart-Araneta Coliseum (with only a few bleachers left in vacancy), as the San Mig fought close to Ginebra.

The game was actually less-hyped until the waning minutes of 4th quarter, when SMC holds on to a not-so-quite-big lead, until BGSM staged a rally.

They actually led by 1 before James Yap unleashed his signature trigger. With the big bucket coming from the slumping Big Game James, the Super Coffee Mixers then led by 2, 78-76, with about 13 seconds left to play.

The following possession saw LA Tenorio driving hard for a lay-up but only hit the side of the backboard. Melton closed the tally, as Tenorio went naught again in Ginebra’s next set as he looked for a lay-in that eventually missed instead of a three-pointer.

Upon the finish, I witnessed something. It was a shocker for the majority of people out there. Some even blamed the BGSM point guard for committing such blunders like that.

Oo nga naman, your team is trailing by 3, with only a single-point something second left in the contest, and yet you go for point blank and still misse everything?

I’m not siding on either competing PBA team. And I know like... hey, it’s easy to point fingers on him. But if you are a true-blue fan of that team and player, you have to understand their game plan either whether it’s right or wrong.

If you asked me whether Game 6 will be another blockbuster or not, I can never tell considering that it is a Monday. But i is a definitely must-watch.

Maybe, I’ll watch these games again from the live venue soon.

P.S. If you noticed I never had a photograph or video posted in relation to this write-up, it’s because my phone was stolen a few weeks ago. What is its connection? Obviously, if I’ll post something that I have been spotting on, I should have my own copy of photograph unless I posted other’s stuff with the credits given to them (of course)


Author: slickmaster | (c) 2014 september twenty-eight productions

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