San Miguel-Alab dethrones HK, gains finals berth

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Family support spurs Belonguils to triathlon success Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Alapag pushing all the right buttons and Brownlee continuing his superb play together with fellow import Renaldo Balkman, Alab clinched the first finals berth with a 79-72 victory over Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday night at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex.“It’s funny because he hit the shot to beat our team in my final game,” said Alapag, referring to Brownlee, who nailed a triple that clinched the title for Ginebra at the expense of Meralco in the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Now, we have a great chance to win this together. Justin is not just a great player but a genuinely good guy.”It marked the fifth season that a Filipino club made the finals. The Philippine Patriots appeared in two finals, winning in 2009, while San Miguel also made the championship round in 2012 and 2013, prevailing in the latter. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Justin Brownlee: 22 points, 11 rebounds vs HK —ABLCITY OF SANTA ROSA, Laguna—San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag lost his final game as a pro almost two years ago in the most heartbreaking way to a team led by Justin Brownlee.Now working together at Alab, they have an opportunity to win a championship in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Brownlee, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds, opened the ball game with a thunderous dunk, setting the tone for the Filipino club as it dethroned the defending champions with a sweep of the best-of-three semifinals.Balkman also delivered a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Ray Parks had 13 points and 13 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIESlast_img

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