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PBA: Possible Game 7 to be held at Philippine Arena

/ 06:05 PM April 21, 2022
FILE - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 7 at Philippine Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO

FILE – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 7 at Philippine Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The PBA has booked the Philippine Arena for Game 7 in case Meralco forces a decider against Barangay Ginebra in the Governors’ Cup Finals.

The league announced that it secured the mega stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, following the postponement of Game 6 due to the fire at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.

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Ginebra, which holds a 3-2 series lead, tries to clinch the title on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.

But should Meralco force Game 7, the winner-take-all takes place on Sunday at Philippine Arena, where the decider of the 2017 Governors’ Cup finals happened.

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Games 6 and 7 were adjusted after the fire at the Big Dome during the PBA 3×3 Second Conference Grand Finals, hours before the Ginebra-Meralco championship.

Five years ago, Justin Brownlee and the Gin Kings outlasted the Bolts, 101-96, to claim their second straight Governors’ Cup crown before a record 54,086 fans in Bocaue.

If Game 7 is necessary, the Philippine Arena is hosting the PBA for the first time in the pandemic-era and since January 2019 during the Season 44 opening day.

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