Bacolod will host the next PBA All-Stars

Paul Lee PBA All-Star Game

Paul Lee takes home the PBA All-Star Game MVP award after Japeth led the team over Tim Scotty. PBA images

ILOILO CITY – Bacolod City will be the next host of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) midseason extravaganza.

Commissioner Willie Marcial revealed that the City of Smiles will be the next location after a pleasant meeting with Mayor Albie Benitez on Saturday night.

The exhibition will be held in the yet-to-be-completed arena, the league chief added.

The development comes on the heels of the successful staging of the All-Star festivities in Pasay City.

Team Jappet ran away from Team Scotty, 140-136, in a thrilling battle that featured some tricks, namely player timeout sweeps, the 4-point line and three-point shots.

Paul Lee shined brightest in the contest, scoring 32 points on 7-of-13 from the extended range to become the Most Valuable Player of the weekend, he also won the 3-point contest.

Approximately 4,000 spectators filled the small City of Passi Arena.

Sunday’s event marked the first time the league held an All-Star weekend. The last time this was done was in 2019 in Calasiao, before the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


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