PBA: Brownlee, Ginebra ready for Manila Clasico challenge

Paul Lintag on Nov 06, 2018 10:36 PM
PBA: Brownlee, Ginebra ready for Manila Clasico challenge
After showing NLEX the door Tuesday, the no. 1 Gin Kings have arranged a best-of-5 semifinals against rival Magnolia.

Things definitely don't get any easier for Ginebra in its bid to defend its title and complete a three-peat in the PBA Governors' Cup.

After showing NLEX the door Tuesday, the no. 1 Gin Kings have arranged a best-of-5 semifinals against rival Magnolia.

That's right, it's time for Manila Clasico in the semifinals.

After surviving the Hotshots last week to pretty much secure the no. 1 seed, Ginebra will meet its bitter rival once again, th time with a Finals slot on the line.

The Gin Kings can't wait.

"We're looking forward to it," super import Justin Brownlee said.

"We just expect a tough battle. Magnolia is a really good team with a really good import and coach as well. We know they're going to be very prepared. We're going to be ready going into the series," he added.

Ginebra sure is ready going to Manila Clasico.

The Gin Kings' last two games have been impressive blowouts and the champs are simply rolling, with everyone stepping up tp lay high-level basketball.

"We got a lot of talented local players, guys that can do different things," Brownlee said of his squad.

"Japeth and Greg, they can definitely be a force inside. Scottie, LA, and Jeff Chan, and Sol Mercado play a lot outside. We're a very versatile team," he added.

 


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