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Lucena to host Philippine Cup Finals game

08:09 PM January 05, 2016
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Lucena fans will get a much-deserved treat as the PBA will stage one Finals game in the city on Jan. 22.

PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial shared the league has been planning for years to hold a championship game outside Metro Manila and no matter which teams will figure in the title duel, it’s expected to be a surefire hit to the fans in Quezon.

“Matagal ng hinihingi sa atin ni Gov. (Danilo) Suarez na magkaroon ng Finals game sa kanila. Excited na excited na yung mga tiga-Lucena para sa Finals,” said Marcial.

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Either Game 2 or Game 3 of the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals will be held at Quezon Convention Center, which will stage its second PBA game this conference.

TNT beat Star, 91-86, last Nov. 14 held in the same venue before a sellout crowd.

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Either Game 2 or Game 3 of the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals will be played in Lucena.

According to deputy commissioner Rickie Santos, this will be the ninth time the PBA will hold a Finals game outside Metro Manila.

Previous Finals games were held in Cebu; Ormoc, Leyte; Laoag, Ilocos Norte; Urdaneta, Pangasinan; Victorias City, Negros Occidental; Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Tubod, Lanao del Norte; and the latest in Digos City, Davao del Sur when Talk ‘N Text faced off against Powerade in the 2012 Philippine Cup.

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