IN PHOTOS: Ginebra beats Meralco and rises to the top
Check out photos from Barangay Ginebra's sweet victory
Published 1:02 PM, October 20, 2016
Updated 1:02 PM, October 20, 2016
MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel ended an 8-year title drought in the most vindicating way possible: a big championship-clinching deep 3-pointer at the final buzzer. (WATCH: Justin Brownlee hits 3-pointer to clinch championship for Ginebra)
Just Brownlee delivered just that and shoved the Gin Kings past the Meralco Bolts in Game 6, 91-88, and into the franchise's 9th PBA title.
(READ: Ginebra conquers Meralco, champion again after 8 years)
Brownlee's triple ended a grueling series, whose every game was decided down to the last few possessions. (READ: 'Living Legend' Jaworski comes out to support Ginbera in Game 6)
Ginebra succeeded in following up on its 2008 Fiesta Conference championship and gave two-time Grand Slam coach Tim Cone is 19th championship overall.
(READ: Ginebra's Mark Caguioa gets last laugh: 'Sino'ng kangkong ngayon?')
Check out photos from the sweet victory below!
BIG SHOT. Justin Brownlee is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game-winner. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
EMOTIONAL. Justin Brownlee is emotional after the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
BRIGHT LIGHTS. Fans pull out their cellphone flashlights right before the final possession. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
FINALS MVP. Veteran guard LA Tenorio cops the Finals MVP trophy after his inspired play through the series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
VICTORY. Dave Marcelo, Japeth Aguilar, and Jervy Cruz celebrate the win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
RUNNER-UP. The Meralco Bolts accept the first runner-up trophy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
BROTHERHOOD. Sol Mercado, Jayjay Helterbrand, and Mark Caguioa share a moment at the podium. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
FANS REJOICE. There were 22,528 people in attendance for Game 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
CHAMPS AGAIN. Ginebra is champion again after 8 years. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler