2019 PBA All-Star: Rey Guevarra grabs record-tying fifth dunk contest crown

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Phoenix’s Rey Guevarra tied the all-time record for most Slam Dunk Contest titles ever after winning his fifth crown in the 2019 PBA All-Star Weekend Friday at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.

Guevarra tied Meralco forward KG Canaleta for the most in All-Star history, but he had to go through a dunk-off in a rematch of last year’s final against Blackwater’s Renz Palma in order to snatch the win.

Palma tied Guevarra with 50 points after dunking over six seated people, but he later faded as he failed to convert on any of the lobs of Beau Belga, who threw passes from the complex’s lower box.

Rey Guevarra (Photo from the PBA Media Group)

Guevarra then finished it off with an emphatic one-handed through his teammates, who all jumped in celebration as he went up for the slam.

Columbian Dyip’s CJ Perez and NorthPort Batang Pier’s Lervin Flores also joined the contest.

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