IT WAS A merry Christmas, indeed, for Barangay Ginebra.
Facing off against Bay Area, fans truly felt that this Commissioner's Cup finals took on more significance as the fan-favorite team faced off against a guest foreign team that had rampaged across the opposition throughout the conference.
The Kabarangay spirit proved to be infectious, turning even some fans into Gin Kings supporters, who cheered for the home team on Twitter.
As Coach Tim Cone said in an earlier press conference, "We are playing for more than just Ginebra. We are playing for the league. We are playing for the country. It almost feels like we are a national team which is really cool and a lot of fun for us.” For this series, at least, Ginebra was not just fighting for a championship, but also for national pride.
And the Gin Kings did not disappoint, calling GG on the Dragons, 96-81, and showing off their hardcourt smarts for a masterful victory.
Check out some Twitter reactions to Ginebra's big win.