outbrain
Close  

Ginebra overpowers Meralco to pull closer to PBA Governors’ Cup crown

/ 09:30 PM January 15, 2020

ginebra pba finals game 4

MANILA, Philippines — Meralco has the Best Import, but Barangay Ginebra just simply has the better team.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Gin Kings outclassed the Bolts, 94-72, in Game 4 Wednesday night to close in on another PBA Governors’ Cup title at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Justin Brownlee set the tone for Ginebra, firing 17 of his 27 points in the first half as the Kings had little trouble in disposing Meralco for a commanding 3-1 series lead.

FEATURED STORIES

“Obviously, Raymond Almazan’s injury changed the complexion of the series. He showed a lot of courage playing but we all know he’s not playing 100 percent,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone, referring to Meralco’s star center, who played despite suffering a lateral meniscal tear in his left knee early in Game 3.

“I thought we were really methodical tonight in breaking them down on the offensive side and we did a great job against Durham. We held him to eight points in the first half and that’s amazing.”

Brownlee also collected eight rebounds and eight assists in another all-around effort while Stanley Pringle added 21 points and seven rebounds.

Allen Durham, who took home his third Best Import award before the game, still finished with 21 points and 27 rebounds but shot just 9-of-23 from the field and had six turnovers.

Ginebra shoots for its third Governors’ Cup title in four years Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Allen Durham, Barangay Ginebra, Game 4, justin brownlee, Meralco Bolts, PBA Finals
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.