IN PHOTOS: San Miguel fulfills 3-peat goal in 2017 Philippine Cup

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IN PHOTOS: San Miguel fulfills 3-peat goal in 2017 Philippine Cup
Check out photos from San Miguel Beer's 2017 PBA Philippine Cup championship celebration

MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen have achieved a rare feat of winning the Philippine Cup title for 3 straight years.

The Beermen staved off Barangay Ginebra in 5 games, winning Game 5, 91-85, of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday, March 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

It’s San Miguel’s 23rd franchise trophy.

Chris Ross was named Finals MVP for the second straight Philippine Cup with his finals averages of 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and 1.8 steals.

Coach Leo Austria also stretched his finals record to 4-of-4, winning those 4 titles since he began handling the team in 2014. 

Check out photos from San Miguel’s celebration below.

San Miguel raises its third consecutive Philippine Cup trophy. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Coach Leo Austria gets a well-deserved victory ride. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Arwind Santos tallies a team-high 21 points in the win. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Sol Mercado fought hard to keep Ginebra in the game, pouring 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Marcio Lassiter soars to the rim. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LA Tenorio drives to the basket. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVING LEGEND. Ginebra legend Robert Jaworski watches Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler


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