Brownlee, Ginebra roll past NLEX in Comm’s Cup

first_imgBarangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings’ Justin Brownlee (left) mows the defense of NLEX Road Warriors’ Arnett Moultrie. PBA MANILA – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings got back on the winning track in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a 93-85 victory over NLEX Road Warriors on Saturday at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legaspi City, Albay.Justin Brownlee led the way with 23 points, 22 rebounds and seven assists, while Japeth Aguilar and Gregory Slaughter had 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Kings, which ended its three-game losing skid to improve to 2-5.Kings opened the match with a 15-9 lead on hits from Aguilar and Mark Caguioa. Road Warriors rallied to get within 16-17 on hits from Ilonggo Emman Monfort but Ginebra pulled away anew 22-16 on baskets by Slaughter and Scottie Thompson.NLEX kept the game close early in the second quarter as its trailed just 2 points but 3-pointers from Brownlee and Solomon Mercado gave Kings a 41-35 halftime edge. Kings was up 49-40 after a triple by Brownlee early in the third when Road Warriors had another run to take a 52-51 lead. Ginebra regained the lead 75-66 on triples by Kevin Ferrer and Negrense Joe Devance.Ginebra went on to build its largest lead 85-66 at the onset of the fourth quarter with conversions from Brownlee and Devance. Road Warriors rallied to get close 83-91 but free throws by LA Tenorio sealed the win for Kings.“We’re playing our third game na kumpleto kami. I think there are positive things na pwedeng kuhanin namin sa mga laro na iyon, but of course there’s room for improvement pa sa amin,” said Tenorio.Arnett Moultrie finished with double-double 30 points and 19 rebounds while Monfort added 14 markers for Road Warriors, which dropped to 2-6./PNlast_img read more

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