PBA Philippine Cup

Tenorio crowned Finals MVP as Ginebra rules PH Cup

Delfin Dioquino
Tenorio crowned Finals MVP as Ginebra rules PH Cup

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio bags his fourth Finals Most Valuable Player award.

MANILA, Philippines

Always coming through down the stretch for Barangay Ginebra, LA Tenorio wins the Finals MVP honors

LA Tenorio finally captured his first PBA Philippine Cup title with a personal award to boot.

Tenorio bagged his fourth Finals Most Valuable Player honors after helping Barangay Ginebra nail the All-Filipino championship with a five-game conquest of TNT.

The veteran playmaker averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in the best-of-seven series, always coming through for Ginebra down the stretch in several games.

He finished with 10 points and 6 assists in the title-clinching Game 5, dishing out the timely dimes that secured the 82-78 victory for Ginebra.

“I only asked the Lord for an All-Filipino championship but he gave me a bonus,” Tenorio said in Filipino after receiving the award.

Tenorio beat out teammates Stanley Pringle, Japeth Aguilar, and Scottie Thompson for the citation. – Rappler.com

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.