It was a historical moment for the San Miguel Beermen as they were crowned AirAsia 2013 ASEAN Basketball League Champions on 12th June 2013, following their 3-0 series win over the Indonesia Warriors.
The Beermen have been very vocal about their intentions take the cup from the start of the Playoff season. Head coach Leo Austria dedicated the win to his predecessor, the late Bobby Parks.
This year, AirAsia 2013 ABL Finals sees a rematch between 2012 ABL finalists Indonesia Warriors (defending champions) and San Miguel Beermen. The Warriors come into their second final series in a row after they swept their playoff series with the Westports Malaysia Dragons 3-0. The San Miguel Beermen rides into the Finals on a 20-1 game streak, their only loss coming from the first game of their playoff series against the Sports Rev Thailand Slammers. What a winning streak!
If you weren’t there for the finals, it was a nail-biting game indeed! The defending champions continued to build their 2-0 lead at home, and break through Game 3 with a 70 – 55 win to steal the ultimate Dream Destination – Champions! Congratulations Beermen!