Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) PBA Images


PBA: Brownlee, Ginebra deal Selden-less NLEX rude beating, set up clash vs SMB

Ginebra made quick work of NLEX, 127-93, to complete half of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals, Sunday night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The Kings broke away in the second quarter, pouring 38 big points for a 56-36 halftime lead to coast to the lopsided victory as they took full advantage of the Road Warriors’ missing import Wayne Selden due to a foot sprain.

“The game would have been a lot, lot different with Selden there,” offered head coach Tim Cone. “I commiserate with Frankie [Lim] and that group because it’s really tough to lose your import going to the playoffs.”

Justin Brownlee finished with 31 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists to lead the reigning champions, who will take on San Miguel in a best-of-5 affair.

“As for this five-game series, we’re playing well, but San Miguel is probably playing best in the league right now. They’re playing really well,” Cone said.

BPC frontrunner Christian Standhardinger produced 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, together with eight rebounds.

Jamie Malonzo came through with 20 as well alongside six rebounds and five assists, while good pal Jamie Malonzo supplied 15 and 10.

Von Pessumal played his best game in a long while with 12 points as Scottie Thompson chimed in 10 markers, five boards, and seven dimes.

“The thing I’m proud about our guys is we didn’t leave anything for chance, we didn’t go down and let up. We stayed aggressive,” Cone said.

Leading the all-Filipino NLEX, meanwhile, was Sean Anthony with 16 points in the loss that marked another playoff exit at Ginebra’s hands.

#ReadMore  PVL playoffs to resume at MOA Arena, Ynares Center

The Scores:

Ginebra 127 – Brownlee 31, Standhardinger 20, Malonzo 20, Gray 15, Pessumal 12, Thompson 10, Mariano 10, Pringle 5, Pinto 4, Onwubere 0, R. Aguilar 0, David 0.

NLEX 93 – Anthony 16, Alas 15, Trollano 14, Ganuelas-Rosser 14, Rosales 11, Semerad 10, Miranda 7, Doliguez 4, Nieto 2, Pascual 0, Gabo 0.

Quarterscores: 18-17, 56-36, 93-62, 127-93.

The second game of each PBA gameday is live-streamed on SMART Sports.

Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

You May Also Like


Even coach Jorge Gallent couldn’t figure out the reason behind San Miguel’s sudden dip that ultimately led to a humiliating end to their PBA...


Tim Cone couldn’t help but allude to a Filipino cult classic when asked about the possibility of another Ginebra-Meralco duel in the PBA Governors’...


TNT believes that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could play even better moving forward now that the PBA playoffs’ tip-off schedule will be in primetime. And that’s...


Mikey Williams simply didn’t want to be ‘gunshy’ again in TNT’s crucial Game 3 tiff against Meralco in the PBA Governors’ Cup semis Wednesday...


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson submitted his best performance of the conference to date to power TNT’s 99-80 blasting of Meralco to move a win away from...


Christian Standhardinger further solidified his bid of securing the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup Best Player of the Conference award after helping Barangay Ginebra book...


There’s a chance Japeth Aguilar comes back soon. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said that his star center could return to action in Game...


Justin Brownlee and Christian Standhardinger connived as Ginebra frustrated San Miguel, 87-85, to sweep its way to yet another PBA Governors’ Cup Finals appearance,...