The All-Star Game between the national team SMART-Gilas Pilipinas and the PBA All-Star Selection ended with a draw game 124-all.
The result was not that shocking as the game was very tight all throughout the night. The PBA Selection would score a run at some point and Gilas would come back to tie or take the advantage. There were ten deadlocks in the game and 18 lead changes, something everyone would expect for an all-star game.
Arwind Santos performed all-out that night, scoring 17 points in the first half, and notching game-highs 27 points and 13 rebounds, along with 2 steals. Those numbers earned the PBA All-Star a co-Most Valuable Player award with Gilas’ Jeff Chan who collected 9 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists and a dagger three-pointer to tie the game with 0.6 seconds left on game clock.
Larry Fornacier, Gary David, LA Tenorio, Sonny Thoss, and Marc Pingris also played well for the national team, all scoring in double-digits. Ranidel de Ocampo scored 14 points for the Gilas but was most remembered with his shot that made the ball stuck on the rim.
KG Canaleta, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, Calvin Abueva, Chris Ellis, Jayvee Casio and Cyrus Baguio backed up Santos by putting up huge numbers for the PBA All-Star.
PBA All-Stars 124 — Santos 27, Canaleta 20, Belga 15, Cabagnot 15, Ellis 9, Baguio 9, Abueva 9, Casio 7, Lassiter 6, Caguioa 3, Yap 2,
Gilas Pilipinas 124 — Fonacier 18, David 17, De Ocampo 14, Castro 11, Thoss 11, Tenoro 10, Pingris 10, Castro 10, Fajardo 9, Chan 9, Agiuilar 5,