PBA: Ginebra takes Manila Clasico anew

Paul Lintag on Jun 17, 2018 09:35 PM
PBA: Ginebra takes Manila Clasico anew
Ginebra extended its mastery over the Hotshots and won back-to-back games for the first time this conference, improving to 3-5 in the team standings. Magnolia dropped to 4-5.

Manila Clasico goes to Ginebra again.

The Gin Kings injected life to their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign, picking up a huge 104-84 win over rival Magnolia Sunday at the Big Dome.

Ginebra extended its mastery over the Hotshots and won back-to-back games for the first time this conference, improving to 3-5 in the team standings. Magnolia dropped to 4-5.

After a first half that ended with a 44-all tie, the Gin Kings exploded for 35 points in the third to start pulling away.

Justin Brownlee, LA Tenorio, and Greg Slaughter combined for 31 points in that pivotal third-quarter run and the lead ballooned up to 24 late in the fourth as Ginebra cruised for the lopsided win.

"We played our best game of the conference, obviously," head coach Tim Cone said.

"We get a little bit more comfortable and back to where we were with Justin. We're feeling a lot bettter, we know what we wanna do defensively," he added.

Brownlee fired 35 points to lead Ginebra while Tenorio finished with 22 points.

Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar added 12 and 11 points respectively for the Gin Kings.

After a 3-1 start, the Hotshots have now lost four of their last five games and are struggling to get anything going.

Justin Jackson paced Magnolia with 21 points. Jio Jalalon was the top local for the Hotshots with 17 markers.

 

The Scores:

GINEBRA 104 – Brownlee 35, Tenorio 22, Slaughter 12, Aguilar J. 11, Thompson 8, Ferrer 6, Devance 4, Mercado 4, Manuel 2, Caguioa 0, Cruz 0, Taha 0, Caperal 0, Aguilar R. 0.

MAGNOLIA 84 – Jackson 21, Jalalon 17, Lee 16, Barroca 13, Brondial 6, Dela Rosa 4, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Pascual 2, Ramos 0, Herndon 0.

Quarters: 25-17; 44-44; 79-65; 104-84.

 

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