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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE championship of the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup is going the full route of seven games after the Meralco Bolts staved off defeat last night in Game Six, beating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 98-91, to force a sudden death.

In front of yet another mammoth crowd at the Philippine Arena of 53,642, the Bolts kept their title hopes alive with a gutsy showing against a determined champions Kings who were eager to finish the affair.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

ONE win away from repeating as Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup champions, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings go for the jugular when they battle the Meralco Bolts today in Game Six of their best-of-seven championship affair at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Took Game Five, 85-74, on Sunday, the Kings now use the first of the two tries they have to close out the Bolts and race to their second straight Governors’ Cup title and 10th PBA championship in franchise history.

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DON'T be surprised if Sunday’s  much-awaited PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Place Manila  provides as much excitement as the PBA Governor's Cup title showdown

between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco. While Fil-German Christian Standhardinger is expected to be made No. 1 pick by San  Miguel  Beer  (after the trade with Kia

Picanto), the rest of  the  rookie hopefuls could end up with teams which desperately need to bolster their lineups.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

LOST the previous two games of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals series, the defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings regained their footing and are now back in the driver’s seat, 3-2, after taking Game Five, 85-74, last night at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Staring at the possibility of losing the cushion they built in the championship affair of the season-ending PBA tournament after opening their bid with a 2-0 series lead, the Kings broke the Bolts’ winning run albeit still needing to hang tight to get the win.

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WHO will have the top pick in the upcoming 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Draft next week?

That question is still in everyone’s mind and the answer is still not certain up to this point after a surprising development over the weekend.

Kia, a team obviously struggling with success and personnel management, shockingly reached an agreement with San Miguel Beer to deal away its top pick last weekend.

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