LOS ANGELES — Signed to a 2-way contract, new Clipper CJ Williams hit a late game three-pointer. Lou Williams and DeAndre Jordan put up a combined 59 points.
Their heroic efforts helped the injury-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks, 107 to 108.
Despite the late game heroics, the real star of the night was Philippine Culture.
“This is a great feeling right now especially, after the Clipper game. One of my favorite teams the whole staples center the whole Los Angeles LA LA you heard,” says Gee Dela Cruz.
Parokya ni Edgar’s Buwi Meneses were among the hundred of Filipino fans enjoying the game.
“It’s awesome. First time watching the clippers and they won. Sarap Sarap,” said Meneses.
The Annual Clippers Filipino Heritage night presented an all-star roster all night long.
The Voice Philippines’ Jessica Reynoso kicked off the night with the national anthem…
Time outs beamed with Pinoy Pride, with in game entertainment From Filipina Clippers Spirit Dancer, Kyla.
To radio stations Power 106’s Filipino DJs on the turn tables, Apl de ap of the Black Eyed Peas, not only got the crowd going for halftime.
“Just proud to be Pinoy and our people representing LA, you know what I mean. It’s great to be here to celebrate our heritage. Just introducing our culture around the world.”
“I feel amazing,” said Jessica Reynoso. “I feel so blessed to sing the anthem and doing it once again after the Lakers game is just amazing.”
As Clipper nation celebrated the thrilling win, the fun didn’t stop for the Filipinos, who were treated to a friendly celebrity basketball game — with Apl de Ap, Power 106’s DJ E-Man, KISS FM’s Manny on the Streets, Dante Basco, and many YouTubers taking the court.
Drawing cheers from Kobe Paras who also attended the festivities.
With Philippine pride taking center court from pre tip-off to the post game, and everything in between, the biggest winner for the Clippers Philippine heritage night was no doubt the Filipino community.