PBA: Rey Guevarra wins 4th Dunk title in five years
Paul Lintag on May 25, 2018 06:29 PM
Forced into a sudden death after scoring 75 points each in the final round, Guevarra beat the high-leaping Palma by one point, 40-39.
BATANGAS CITY, Batangas --- You have to be known for something, right?
Rey Guevarra has regained his Slam Dunk title, besting Renz Palma Friday in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games at the City Sports Center here.
Forced into a sudden death after scoring 75 points each in the final round, Guevarra beat the high-leaping Palma by one point, 40-39, converting a windmill off of a self lob.
Palma's attempt was simpler but required better hang time.
In the final round, Guevarra and Palma fought to a stalemate. Both scored 39 for their first dunks before settling for 36 points in the second one.
Guevarra also beat former champion Chris Newsome, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Marion Magat, and rookie Lervin Flores for the title.
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