Game 6, Star Hotshots leads the series and they only need to win this game to move on to the finals, while on the other hand Ginebra is on the edge once again and need to pull anything and everything in their arsenal to extend the series to a deciding game 7.
As usual Ginebra fans flocked the stadium in pack, the stadium was colored red as majority of the Ginebra fans came in to show their support to what could be the last and a pivotal game for the crowd favorite.
Chants of Ginebra immediately filled and rocked the stadium but they where silent by the early run as Star hotshots lead by Allein Maliksi who collected his early 7 points.
The bright colored red turned dim as the worried crowd felt it may be the end but LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar different plans as they rose to the occasion early and finished the first half with a combined 18 points. Suprisingly, Ginebra led at the end of first with a score of 25-22.
At the 2nd quarter, Star was reminded that this Ginebra team just will not easily give up. Veterans Barroca and Pingris of Star came alive and helped Star take the lead at the end of the 1st half to 39-30.
For some reason, Star could not find the bottom of the net and the hot hands of Malikis suddenly turned cold. After a 9 point production in the first half, he was unable to score. Paul Lee who was instrumental during the early wins of Star could not be found as well as he had another awful performance with just 8 points from a 3 of 13 shooting. The only bright spot for Star is Barroca who ended up with 13 points. Hotshots became a cold shot as quarter after quarter their production shrinked. From 22, 17, 15 and on the 4th they only had 13 points as compared to Ginebra who poured it in the second half with 53 points.
The Game ended with a score of 91-67 and with the crowd of more than 18,000, majority of which are Ginebra fans filled the stadium with inspiration and hope that on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena their much loved team will take it all the way to the finals.
GINEBRA 91 - Mercado 21, Tenorio 19, Devance 14, Aguilar 11, Cruz 11, Ferrer 6, Taha 3, Jamito 2, Thompson 2, Helterbrand 1, Ellis 1, Caguioa 0, Mariano 0, Marcelo 0.
STAR 67 - Pingris 14, Barroca 13, Maliksi 9, Lee 8, Ramos 6, Melton 4, Jalalon 4, Reavis 4, Sangalang 3, Brondial 2, Abundo 0, Dela Rosa 0, Simon 0.
Quarterscores: 25-22, 38-39, 62-54, 91-67