Elmer Reyes opened up with a booming triple, Yves Dignadice knock in an 18-foot jumper and Ramon Fernandez came off the bench to sizzle with a perimeter basket that highlighted a nine-point blast from a 110-111 deficit that sent the beermen ahead at 119-111, 4:03 left in the game, San Miguel trailed 17-30 at the end of the first quarter, but a 15-2 attack by the beermen notched the game's second deadlock at 32-all, with 25 seconds left to play, the beermen ahead, 132-122, Rudy Distrito hit Alvin Teng on a rebound play, forcing the San Miguel player to retaliate with a shove.
The second game was poorly officiated as rookie referees, Benjie Chua, Bernie de Dios and Gregorio Llaguno, failed to keep the game under control, San Miguel went up 74-66 at halftime and 108-100 at the end of the third quarter, a total of four technicals were given to Añejo while the referees give San Miguel only one warning through a deliberate foul by Ramon Fernandez against Carlos Briggs, the Añejo import, who scored a record 84 points, was clobbered by a triple-man defense during driving plays and no fouls were called, at the final buzzer, Rudy Distrito flung his elbows wildly at Fernandez, unruly fans triggered off a riotous protest against poor officiating, the aftermath of Game 2 had debris-throwing incident and bloody fighting among spectators.
Game 3 had two postponements because of the impending coup, prior to the third game, PBA Commissioner Rudy Salud issued a summon for Añejo playing coach Robert Jaworski and coach Norman Black of San Miguel in an effort to crush the brewing violence-related crisis within the pro-league, the 65ers' Rudy Distrito was suspended in Game three after Salud found him guilty of rough plays against Ennis Whatley in the chaotic Game two, Carlos Briggs scored 71 points but it was reserve-center Peter Aguilar's three-point play that broke the last deadlock at 133-all, as Añejo escaped with a victory to cut the series deficit to 2-1.
Just before game 4, Carlos Briggs of Añejo was named best import of the conference, but it was all San Miguel for the night, Ricardo Brown and Ennis Whatley combined for 71 points as the beermen led from start to finish, up by 23 points at halftime.
With a win away from the grandslam, a seemingly tense beermen trailed 43-49 at halftime, San Miguel broke even at 78-all going into the last 12 minutes of play, a 9-3 burst opened a six-point advantage for the beermen at 87-81, with 8:53 left in the final period, up by only two, 87-85, Ennis Whatley committed his sixth and final foul off a driving Joey Loyzaga, things look dim for the beermen but Ricardo Brown was quick to the rescue, Hector Calma completed a steal off Carlos Briggs, and Samboy Lim was unstoppable with his drives, San Miguel began pulling away with a 15-point margin at 116-101.