Stanley Pringle once again proved to be the difference for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, as they fought long-time rivals Magnolia Hotshots in Game One of their 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series Saturday night.
The league’s reigning scoring champion provided ample support to the heavily-guarded Justin Brownlee, as he scored 18 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 41 minutes to help the Gin Kings register the 85-79 victory.
Two of his points came with 2:44 left to lay, where he sank a tough shot all over the defense of Rakeem Christmas. That shot was the penultimate blow by the defending champions in their 8-2 scoring blitz that finished the match.
Pringle of course feels glad to have gotten the win — it was his first playoff win with the Barangay.
“It feels good,” said the Fil-American guard, who was averaging 16.8 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in his first five games with Ginebra, numbers which seemingly show that he has been adjusting to his new home nicely.
The five-year pro out of Penn State, however, is quick to put the victory behind him, as his sights are now set in Game Two on Tuesday, July 23 — a win would finish the best-of-three series and will push them to the semifinals.
“The job’s not done so not really thinking much of it. Just on to the next game,” said the 32-year-old Pringle.
“I’m not really thinking about anything else. Just worry about Game Two. [We will] touch up on a couple of mistakes we did on defense, fix a couple of rotations … I’m just focused on the game and Game Two.”
TIm Cone marvels at ‘aggressive’ Chris Ross: ‘It’s really amazing’
Rajko Toroman gives Vic Manuel high praise: ‘He was like Jokic’
Natsumi-‘s heroics propels Sibol to SEAG Dota 2 gold
Cheska Altomonte leaves RP Blu Girls at ease
Thirdy Ravena gives medal to ‘special’ friend Andy
Gomez de Liaño brothers thinking about future in UP
SOURCES: NBA paying CNN Philippines P500k to air games
Siklab Pilipinas’ strong stand against Brunei stifled, exit SEA Games
Roosevelt Adams picked by Columbian as top pick in PBA Regular Draft
Isaac Go goes to Columbian in PBA Draft’s special Gilas portion
PH Arnis Team caps bountiful SEA Games campaign with two golds
Divine Wally, PH Men’s Wushu cop five golds in SEA Games Sanda
- 2019 SEA Games3 days ago
Jeordan Dominguez claims inaugural SEAG men’s freestyle poomsae title
- 2019 SEA Games1 day ago
PMNVT dethrones Thailand, ends 42-year SEAG Finals drought
- 2019 SEA Games2 days ago
Alyssa Valdez suffers from stomach illness vs Indonesia
- 2019 SEA Games5 days ago
PH Baseball, RP Blu Girls and Boys earn top seed in SEA Games