Barangay Ginebra Kings just nailed the PBA Championship after 8 long years! They had their back to back in the year 2005 to 2006. They had their last championship in the year 2008 but went downhill afterwards as they keep on changing coaches which evidently affected the dynamics of the team!
Meralco Bolts dominated Game 1, but Barangay Ginebra was able to bounce back in Game 2 after the buzzer beater 3-point shot of Japhet Aguilar. In Game 3, Meralco proved that they were not backing down as Jimmy Alapag took charge!
But game 4, veteran and retiree player who happens to be celebrating his birthday during the game, JJ Helterbrand surprised everyone as he started firing from the 3-point line and bring back the momentum in the team! Game 5 was dominated once again by Barangay Ginebra as they were able to keep a lead all throughout the game.
And tonight, October 19, despite the bad start and Meralco leading in the first 2 quarters, Ginebra surprisingly bounced back and tied the game in 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter was extremely breathtaking as they were exchanging baskets. It was Justin Brown Lee who finished the series after his buzzer beater 3-point-shot. The game was finished with the scored of 91-88.