PBA: Brownlee remains as Ginebra’s Superman
Paul Lintag on Jun 19, 2019 12:28 AM
The Gin Kings still also do have their own Superman in super import Justin Brownlee, who continues to do most of the heavy lifting for the barangay in this ongoing title defense.
Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra has the PBA’s Iron Man in LA Tenorio and has added the explosive Stanley Pringle to the fold for the Commissioner’s Cup.
Those weapons are looking nice but the Gin Kings still also do have their own Superman in super import Justin Brownlee, who continues to do most of the heavy lifting for the barangay in this ongoing title defense.
In Ginebra’s latest win, against San Miguel no less, Brownlee was once again incredibly awesome, going for 39 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists.
He also played 53 minutes. Normal basketball games only go for 48 and Brownlee went beyond.
Time and again he just does that and Ginebra for sure has to be thankful for him.
“Man, it was just a tough game for me. Overtime. We got to give a lot of credit always to the opponent. They played great,” Brownlee said after Ginebra outlasted San Miguel Beer in overtime.
“They got us early. I think the main thing is we just did a good job, coach told us not to hang our heads to a team like San Miguel, very talented, they make tough shots, they go on big runs. He just told us to not hang our heads and whatever happens, just keep going out there and try to execute our plays, and most importantly, stay aggressive and fundamental defense,” he added.
With Brownlee not getting rest in the game, head coach Tim Cone actually took the time to apologize to his import for not giving him a breather.
But Brownlee says he’s fine with it. He wanted the win more than getting a couple minutes of inactivity. Once the Gin Kings got the dub, it was all worth it.
“I was okay with it. Couple of times I got tired, had a couple of cramps too but those type of games, you always want to stay in there and fight through whatever's going on, if you're tired or fatigued or having any kind of pain,” Brownlee said.
“I just wanted to fight through it, especially in that type of game against San Miguel,” he added.
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