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Jordan Clarkson graces Game 1 of PBA finals

Delfin Dioquino
Jordan Clarkson graces Game 1 of PBA finals

VISITOR. Jordan Clarkson gives PBA fans a treat by watching Game 1 of the Philippine Cup finals.

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In town to join Gilas Pilipinas, Jordan Clarkson finds time to watch Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals

MANILA, Philippines – Jordan Clarkson is making the most out of his short stay in the Philippines.

In town to join Gilas Pilipinas for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the NBA player found time to watch Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, August 21.

The Filipino-American star arrived midway through the second quarter of the finals opener pitting defending champion TNT and San Miguel.

“It is amazing. Seeing (Jayson) Castro, (CJ) Perez, Chris Ross, everybody just having a good time hooping, it is big time,” Clarkson said in a TV interview.

“Just happy to be here.”

The Tropang Giga went on to hack out an 86-84 win thanks to a Jayson Castro buzzer-beater, although Clarkson missed it as he left the game early in the fourth quarter.

Clarkson arrived in the country on Friday and has been practicing with the national team since Saturday as they gear up for their August 25 road clash against Lebanon and August 29 game versus Saudi Arabia.

Gilas Pilipinas will fly to Beirut on Monday.

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– Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.