Manila Classico (Christmas Special) Dec. 25, 2016

The PBA is conveying the Manila Clasico to the 55,000-situate Philippine Arena in Bulacan as a Christmas treat for the fans today. It’s lone the second amusement between Barangay Ginebra and the Star Hotshots, once in the past Purefoods, B-Meg and San Mig Coffee, on Christmas Day in PBA history however the Manila Clasico is highlighted for the second in a row year.

The contention amongst Ginebra and Star goes back to 1988 and the group’s most famous clubs have squared off in 172 gatherings with the Hotshots getting a charge out of the edge in wins, 94-78. Twice, they’ve struggled in the Finals with the groups part titles. Their matchup has been even to the point that they’ve both won five diversions each in two Finals experiences.

On Christmas Day a year ago, Ginebra edged Star, 92-89, in extra time in a Philippine Cup playoff amusement before 21,808 fans at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. Ginebra had a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals and didn’t permit the Hotshots an opportunity to compel a sudden-passing clincher. The prior year, Rain Or Shine crushed Alaska, 98-91, in Game 4 of the Philippine Cup elimination rounds at the MOA Arena on Christmas Day.

What number of fans will stick the Philippine Arena for now’s doubleheader (the principal amusement pits Mahindra against Blackwater) is impossible to say. The record for participation in a PBA challenge is 52,612 which was enrolled in a twinbill to open the association’s 40th season at the Philippine Arena on Oct. 19, 2014. The amusements were Kia over Blackwater, 80-66, with Manny Pacquiao in uniform and Ginebra over TNT, 101-81. The PBA hasn’t since come back to the Philippine Arena and today will stamp its rebound following two years.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel VS Purefoods Star Hotshots.

1st Quarter score: BGSM:25 Purefoods:16
2nd Quarter score: BGSM:45 Purefoods:35
3rd Quarter score: BGSM:62 Purefoods:61
Final Score: BGSM:86 Purefoods:79

Best Player of the Game: Japeth Aguilar 32 points, 12 Rebounds, 2 blocks


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