In the first place, San Miguel Beer and Magnolia Pambansang Manok are both champion teams and old rivals raring to slug it out again in a PBA Philippine Cup title rematch that gets going Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
“Pagdating sa championship, walang malakas, walang mahina. Parehas na yan at depende na iyan kung sino makaka-impose ng will,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.
That’s the mindset of both teams as they set out for their initial clash, fighting for first blood in a repeat of their title collision last year won by the Beermen in five games.