MANILA, Philippines — There's no doubting Elijah Millsap's heart.
Hobbling and all, the Petron Blaze import willed his team to a heart-stopping 99-88 win over San Mig Coffee in Game 6 of the 2013 PBA Governor's Cup finals on Wednesday night, October 23 at the packed Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Boosters wasted a seemingly insurmountable lead to a Mixers run in the 4th quarter, as Joe Devance and Peter June Simon conspired in a 19-5 blast that turned a 61-75 deficit into an 80-all deadlock with 7:30 left in the match.
But Millsap, who sprained his ankle in the second quarter, summoned his will and starred in a 14-3 run that gave Petron Blaze a 99-88 lead after San Mig Coffee briefly took the driver's seat.
Millsap finished with 30 points, including 13 in the final period, as the Boosters forced a winner-take-all Game 7 on Friday, October 25.
"It was tough," Millsap said after the game. "I wanted to do anything to help my team to win."