PBA Finals By the Numbers: Ginebra dynasty in the making?

Paul Lintag on Aug 09, 2018 01:18 PM
PBA Finals By the Numbers: Ginebra dynasty in the making?
Ginebra completed a sensational 4-2 series win Wednesday, capping the performance with a masterful 93-77 win in Game 6.

They actually did it, the Gin Kings took down the Death Star to win the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, dethroning San Miguel Beer.

Ginebra completed a sensational 4-2 series win Wednesday, capping the performance with a masterful 93-77 victory in Game 6.

The Gin Kings are starting to position themselves as a dynasty that rivals that of SMB but before we get way ahead of ourselves, let's take one final look at Ginebra's latest title run before we move on to the next one.

 


5

Number of losses for Ginebra in its first six games of the conference. Losing back-to-back games when they got Justin Brownlee back, the Gin Kings were in trouble with a 1-5 record.

Then they won five straight to make it to the playoffs where they only lost one, to no. 1 Rain or Shine, before meeting the Beermen in the Final.

The Gin Kings were down 1-2 following a 38-point loss in the championship series before they pulled off three straight wins to take the title from the Beermen.

 

3

Number of PBA titles for import Justin Brownlee.

Brownlee has been around for four PBA conferences and he has won three titles in three Finals appearances. His only loss was last year in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup when the no. 1 seeded Gin Kings lost in the semis.

Still, Brownlee's magic is still as effective as ever and the newly-crowned Best Import shows no signs of slowing down. Is he Ginebra's GOAT Import?

 


21

Total PBA Championships for head coach Tim Cone.

#GOAT

 


1

Number of Finals losses for San Miguel head coach Leo Austria.

His undefeated streak finally came to an end with this 4-2 loss to Ginebra. Coach Leo is now 6-of-7 in the Finals and this is also his first best-of-7 series loss with the Beermen. Ouch.

 


2

Number of seasons where San Miguel's Grand Slam bid ended at the hands of Ginebra.

Last year, the Beermen got eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Governors' Cup. This year, San Miguel couldn't even win two titles in a row as they fall to the Gin Kings again, this time in the Commissioner's Cup.

 


11

Total combined points for Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, and Christian Standhardinger in Game 6.

Ross, Lassiter, and Standhardinger went scoreless. In Game 5, the Death Star showed signs of crack and malfunctioned.

In Game 6, San Miguel's vaunted weapon of mass destruction completely shut down.

 


31

Total points for Justin Brownlee in Game 6, 20 in the second half.

Brownlee scored 10 points each in the third and fourth quarters of Game 6 and he led Ginebra's pivotal third-quarter run where they outscored San Miguel, 27-8.

That was pretty much the game as the Beermen never recovered.

 

 

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