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PNP, Malacañang dispute crown

SEASON 3 runner-up PNP Responders face the Malacañang Kamao in the deciding Game 3 of the UNTV Cup 5 Finals today, 7 p.m. at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The winning team will bring home P4,000,000, while the runner-up gets P2,000,000. The prizes will be donated to the team’s chosen charity or beneficiaries.

Malacañang Kamao has chosen a group of cancer patients and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc., while the PNP Responders picked Police Community Relations Group “Drug Rehabilitation Program.”

Malacañang Kamao took Game 1, 82-81, while the PNP Responders bounced back in the second game, 67-61.

Malacañang Kamao admitted the team was bothered by PNP’s tight defense in Game 2.

“I give credit sa defense ng PNP, medyo na-off talaga ‘yung rhythm namin. They had a good game plan,” Kamao’s Louie Gonzales said.

The PNP Responders’ defense in Game 2 has limited the production of Malacañang Kamao’s Game 1 heroes Christian Luanzon (#33) and Eric Dela Cuesta, which had a crucial impact in PNP’s victory that tied the series. 

Kamao’s Best Players in Game 1 in Christian Luanzon and Eric dela Cuesta, scored only 15 and a point, respectively, in Game 2 after making 29 and 23 in the first game.

Meanwhile, UNTV Cup Finals Game 3 entertainment will be provided by Kakai Bautista and Tawag ng Tanghalan finalists Marielle Montellano, Rachel Gabreza, Gidget Dela Llana, Karl Malone Montecido and Jex De Castro. The Most Valuable Player will also be announced. 

There will be a delayed telecast of the game at UNTV, which will air the game at 9 p.m.

Game Tuesday

8 p.m. PNP Responders vs Malacañang  Kamao

Topics: PNP Responders , Malacañang Kamao , UNTV Cup 5 Finals
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