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What was the PBA's 'Game of the Season'?

MANILA, Philippines – For the first time ever, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Press Corps is handing out a "Game of the Season" honor during the 24th staging of its Annual Awards Night on Thursday at the Gloria Maris restaurant inside the Gateway Mall in Cubao.

The "Manila Clasico" between Barangay Ginebra and Star in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup was chosen as the season's most memorable and best played game by the group that regularly covers the PBA beat.

The game between Barangay Ginebra and Star on September 3 that featured several lead changes and tied scores was voted best played of the 2016-17 season. File/PBA Media Bureau
The match took place in the elimination round on September 3 at the Araneta Coliseum, with the Gin Kings beating the Hotshots in overtime, 105-101, after 29 lead changes and 16 deadlocks

Import Malcolm Hill sent the game into extra period after sinking three pressure-packed free throws with 0.6 seconds left to tie the score at 95-all.

Japeth Aguilar, who fouled Hill while attempting a three-pointer and Ginebra leading, 95-92, atoned for the miscue when he followed up a missed basket by Justin Brownlee in the waning seconds of overtime to clinch the win for the Kings and secure a playoff spot in the season-ending tournament.

Other games considered for the award include Game Two of the Philippine Cup finals between San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra, which the Kings won in overtime, 124-118; Game Three of the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals between the Beermen and Hotshots, which Marcio Lassiter won for his team behind a huge three-pointer at the buzzer, 111,110; and the Phoenix-Alaska Governors’ Cup elimination round outing which the Fuel Masters won on import Eugene Phelps basket at the buzzer, 95-93.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/27/17/what-was-the-pbas-game-of-the-season

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