San Miguel Wins Smart Bro 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup/Winners (2015-16)

The 2015–16 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2015–16 PBA Philippine Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Aces and the San Miguel Beermen competed for the 37th All-Filipino championship and the 116th overall championship contested by the league.

PBA Champion 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup winnerThe Beermen have written history by coming back from a 0-3 deficit in their best-of-seven Finals series with the Alaska Aces with a resounding Game 7 victory.

This also serves as the rematch for both teams, as they competed for the 2014–15 Philippine Cup and for the 2015 Governors' Cup, a year and a conference, respectively.

The Alaska Aces won the first three games to go up 3-0, behind Vic Manuel's outstanding performances. Since then, the San Miguel Beermen won Games 4, 5, and 6 to force a Game 7 and became the first team in PBA history to force a seventh game, after being down 0-3, behind excellent performances from Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos. Game 5 marked the return of Junemar Fajardo, who recently suffered a knee injury in Game 6 of their semi-finals series against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

San Miguel won against Alaska in seven games to capture their 22nd PBA championship and their 6th Philippine Cup. Dubbed as "BEERacle", San Miguel became the first team in professional basketball history to win a series coming from a 0–3 deficit.

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