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Caption This: Alab Pilipinas Wins ABL Championship

These photos encapsulate the team's celebratory mood
by John Paulo Aguilera | May 3, 2018
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After five years, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) crown is back in the hands of Filipinos.

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas capped its best-of-five championship series against the Mono Vampire Basketball Club with a resounding victory, 102-92, in front of a packed home crowd at the City of Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna on Wednesday. The local ball club last captured the title in 2013, with the help of Asi Taulava and June Mar Fajardo.

Alab was led by the import duo of Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee all throughout the season, and Game 5 of the Finals wasn't any different. Balkman, who was named co-Defensive Player of the Year, finished with 32 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, while Brownlee fell shy of a triple-double again (24-12-9). ABL Finals MVP Ray Parks did just enough (13 pts 2 reb 4 ast) to hold off a gutsy Thai squad.

Monster games from opposing reinforcements Mike Singletary (32 pts 8 reb 4 ast) and Sam Deguara (24 pts 18 reb) went for naught, as Paul Zamar was the only other Mono Vampire player to score in double figures with 19. Jason Brickman had nine points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

FHM tries to encapsulate Alab's celebratory mood through this edition of Caption This:

It's 2 a.m. and she accepts your friend request

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Where the liempo is at during a boodle fight

You accidentally liking her photo from 2014

If someone feels a bulge rubbing up on their leg, things will get awkward

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What it's like to meet LeBron James in person

When the tagay finally reaches you after two freaking hours

Third championship's a charm

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Whenever she talks to you about her boyfriend

Adding her on Facebook without mutual friends


Trying to tap that door header in elementary

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...and missing it entirely

Because payday:

How you feel about four-day long weekends

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Forcing your way out of being cockblocked

After learning that there is still a seventh stone

Mandatory pose for long-haired swimmers

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When you realize the PBA is a stone throw's away

Seeing a netizen's post about 'Alab > Gilas'

Ambush selfie turns into awkward fist bump

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Photography Jerome Ascano


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