Ginebra silences Star in OT
to move to top spot in PBA
Ginebra needed overtime to pip Star, 105-101, in the latest installment of the PBA's "Manila Clasico" in front of 15,325 people at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.
In a close game that saw 29 lead changes and 16 stalemates, it was Japeth Aguilar's putback slam with 5.3 seconds left that mattered as the Barangay survived a lethargic game from the free throw line, Paul Lee's hot game from beyond the arc, and even a huge foul by Aguilar himself in the dying moments of the regulation that led to the extra five minutes.
Up 93-92, Ginebra had a chance to put the game away from the foul line, but Scottie Thompson, a relatively steady shooter from the stripe, missed both of his free throws with 22.3 seconds left in regulation.