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    Wondering why it was a dunk-fest at All-Stars? There's a worthy cause behind it

    Apr 1, 2019
    PHOTO: jerome ascaño

    CALASIAO, Pangasinan - It doesn't matter for Louie Alas whether he won or not in his first-ever PBA All-Star game coaching stint.

    He was actually more on the charity benefit to be derived from the North's 185-170 victory over South Sunday at the Calasiao Sports Complex.

    This year's All-Star had established that for every dunk and three-point shot made, a corresponding wheelchair will be donated by lead promoter Double V Productions to charity through the Alagang PBA program

    Including the Rookies/Sophmores versus Juniors game, a total of 126 wheelchairs derived from 79 three pointers and 47 dunks will now automatically be donated.

    "Ang importante naman yung sa outreach ng PBA. Yung panalo bonus na lang yun," said Alas of the win that stretched North's dominance of the South for the fifth straight time.

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      Japeth Aguilar, who emerged co-MVP with Arwind Santos, agreed with his All-Star coach.

      "Yun talaga ang goal. Since may purpose yung dunks and three-points, we talked about it talaga," said the Barangay Ginebra big man, who wowed the capacity crowd with his array of slam dunk moves.

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      "So we tried to dunk as much as possible and shoot some three points. Either dunks or three-points lang talaga ang gusto naming shots kanina," added Aguilar.

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