Ginebra posts second straight lopsided win
Paul Lintag on Aug 02, 2017 06:36 PM
Justin Brownlee flirted with a triple-double in leading Ginebra to another big win.
Brgy. Ginebra's title defense is starting to pick up steam.
The Gin Kings recorded a second straight lopsided win in the 2017 Governors' Cup, this time blasting a listless Kia side, 120-99, Wednesday at the Big Dome.
After a tough opener against the Meralco Bolts, Ginebra has beaten Globalport and now the Picanto in convincing fashion, pushing its record to a respectable 2-1 record early in the season-ending joust.
Ginebra wasted little time in bullying the overmatched Picanto, opening up a 15-point advantage after the opening period.
The demolition continued well into the second half as the Gin Kings led by as much as 34 points, 98-64, early in the fourth quarter.
"We kinda displayed all of our weapons tonight, all of our weapons came in play. I just thought we had too many weapons for Kia, too many people they had to account for," head coach Tim Cone said.
"But I'm really happy with the focus of our guys, coming out and sustaining it for 48 minutes, that's what we talked about," he added.
Justin Brownlee finally came out of his early-conference slump, leading the champs with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Greg Slaughter added 18 off the bench on top of six boards and five dimes.
Mark Caguioa was good for 16 points in a reserve role.
Now losers of four straight games, Kia got 21 points from Reden Celda and another 16 from Glenn Khobuntin. However, import Markeith Cummings struggle for on 14.
GINEBRA 120 – Brownlee 26, Slaughter 18, Caguioa 16, Tenorio 10, Aguilar 9, Ferrer 9, Ellis 8, Taha 8, Cruz 6, Devance 4, Thompson 4, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Marcelo 0, Mariano 0.
KIA 99 – Celda 21, Khobuntin 16, Cummings 14, Revilla 9, Corpuz 7, Paniamogan 7, Ballesteros 7, Camson 6, Nimes 6, Yee 5, Elorde 2, Deutchman 0, Galanza 0, Jaime 0, Salva 0.
Quarters: 33-18; 58-43; 92-64; 120-99.
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