Watch: Slam Dunk Competition Final Round [2017 PBA All-Star Week]

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Last year’s slim defeat may have been painful, but that only made Chris Newsome’s conquest of the Slam Dunk Contest in the 2017 PBA All-Star Week much more sweeter.

The Meralco sophomore finally achieved what eluded him last season as he edged James Forrester in the Slam Dunk Finals to emerge as the champion.

Defending champion Rey Guevarra was denied of his fourth straight crown as he could only muster 87 in the first round.