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Ginebra breaks Star's heart anew in Manila Clasico

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra struggled most of the way, but still put enough plays together to turn back the Star Hotshots, 105-101, in another heart-stopping edition of the Manila Clasico on Sunday in front of over 15,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Gin Kings squandered a chance to win the game in regulation after Japeth Aguilar fouled Star import Malcolm Hill on a three-point shot, and saw the young reinforcement calmly sink all of his charities to force overtime.

Best Player Justin Brownlee had 33 points and 10 rebounds for Ginebra. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
But Ginebra recovered in the extra period, with LA Tenorio knocking down a pivotal three-pointer, and Joe Devance and Justin Brownlee coming through with crucial free throws before Aguilar made up for his mistake with the tip-in that sealed the game with 5.3 seconds left.

"Classic Clasico, right?" Ginebra coach Tim Cone said after the game, which saw the Gin Kings improve to 6-1 in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup.

"That was a tough game," he also said. "At the end of the game, our guys were just absolutely exhausted. That's a really quick team… it's a really tough match-up for us."

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/03/17/pba-ginebra-breaks-stars-heart-anew-in-manila-clasico

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