Barangay Ginebra hung on for dear life, as their big lead evaporated before their eyes.
But hang on they did.
Ginebra evened up their best-of-seven Philippine Cup Finals series against the San Miguel Beermen, taking a 124-118 overtime win, Sunday in Lucena City.
The Barangay led by as much as 26 points, but San Miguel Beer stole from their Never Say Die playbook, and rallied back. However, between Marcio Lassiter getting ejected and June Mar Fajardo fouling out, Ginebra was able to stay alive, and forced overtime behind a Joe Devance put-back of his own miss.
The defending champs then finally succumbed in the extra period.
Catch the full game below, courtesy of the Sports 5 YouTube channel:
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