PBA: Parks clutch as Elite stun champion Ginebra in OT
Paul Lintag on May 24, 2019 09:40 PM
The Elite have won back-to-back overtime games to start the mid-season joust.
Ray Parks showed up in hist first marquee game against Brgy. Ginebra.
Parks Jr. was effective in overtime Friday, leading Blackwater to a 108-107 stunner against the defending champion Gin Kings in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Big Dome.
The no. 2 pick of last year’s Draft, scored 10 points in extra time, including back-to-back triples for separation, and the Elite have won back-to-back overtime games to start the mid-season joust.
“Binubwenas po ata,” said head coach Aris Dimaunahan after he got his second win in as many games.
“I have to gove a lot of credit to our players, nobody folden. They accepted the challenge of playing Ginebra,” he added.
Rookie Ray Parks and and super import Justin Brownlee traded blows in regulation, leading to a 94-all stalemate after four quarters.
The two stars were at it again in overtime but the Elite received a huge lift from Parks, who drilled bak-to-back triples from pretty much the same spot for a 104-99 lead.
Another jumper from Parks gave the Elite a seven-point spread with two minutes to go.
Brownlee and LA Tenorio then combined for Ginebra, cutting the deficit to one with 36 seconds left. Both teams never scored again and Blackwater got its win after a final miss from Scottie Thompson.
Parks and import Alex Stepheson scored 28 points each for the Elite while Mac Belo added 20.
It’s the second time in a row now this conference that Blackwater had three 20-point scorers in one game.
Ginebra got 44 points from the returning Justin Browlee on 18/30 shooting. Greg Slaughter added 24 points for the Gin Kings.
Blackwater 108 - Parks 28, Stepheson 28, Belo 20, Digregorio 12, Maliksi 11, Sumang 5, Cortez 2, Tratter 2, Sena 0, Al-Hussaini 0, Alolino 0, Desiderio 0.
Ginebra 107 - Brownlee 44, Slaughter 24, Tenorio 8, Dela Cruz 8, Chan 7, Thompson 7, Aguilar 3, Caperal 2, Mariano 2, Ferrer 2, Teodoro 0, Mercado 0.
Quarters: 25-22, 46-47, 70-79, 94-94, 108-107.
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