A crowd of 23,436 fans flocked to the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to witness Game Three of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals between the Alaska Aces and Barangay Ginebra Kings - the biggest to watch a league game.
Individual awards were handed out prior to the match, with Alaska reinforcement Rob Dozier winning Best Import honors and Ginebra court general LA Tenorio bagging the Best Player of the Conference plum.
Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead all Alaska locals in scoring as he made quite an impression in his first Finals appearance as a pro.
It was one heck of a night for JV Casio, shown celebrating with teammates after knocking down a three-pointer while being fouled for a rare four-point play.
Ginebra's Vernon Macklin and Mark Caguioa couldn't hide their disappointment as the team suffered another blowout loss at the hands of an inspired Alaska side.
Josh Urbiztondo, Kerby Raymundo and Chris Ellis were pictures of frustration on the bench.
Alaska super rookie Calvin Abueva crosses out the number three to mark the end of a championship series in which Alaska clearly had Ginebra's number.
Ginebra coach Alfrancis Chua can keep his head up after helping the Gin Kings make it all the way to the Finals despite an 0-4 start to the conference.
Alaska players give coach Luigi Trillo the traditional victory ride.
Aces slotman Sonny Thoss, named Finals MVP after finishing with 13 points in Game Three, celebrates with one-year-old son Aiden.
Alaska coach Luigi Trillo is happy to repay the faith of team owner Wilfred Uytengsu.
Owner Wilfred Uytengsu pays tribute to longtime Aces team manager Joaqui Trillo.
It's all in the family as Alaska players are joined by their kids in the trophy presentation.
The championship is the 14th title in Alaska's proud history - and the first in the post-Tim Cone era.
Alaska big man Nic Belasco poses for posterity with his baby girl.
Calvin Abueva and Sonny Thoss celebrate with their children at midcourt.
Aces guard RJ Jazul and his family pose for the cameras.
Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu addresses the crowd following the Aces' victory.
Despite being constantly outnumbered by Ginebra fans, Alaska fans unfailingly showed their support and found a lot of reasons to celebrate the entire series.
Alaska team captain Tony dela Cruz and coach Luigi Trillo hug it out after the game.
The Gin Kings, who made a remarkable run to the Finals, simply did not have an answer for Alaska's defense and settled for runner-up honors.
Best Import of the Conference Robert Dozier finally wins the first league championship of his career.
Aces marksman Dondon Hontiveros poses for a photo with a fan.
With a young and solid lineup, things can only get better for the Alaska Aces moving forward.