PBA: Payback on Magnolia feels good says Brownlee

Paul Lintag on Jul 23, 2019 07:44 PM
PBA: Payback on Magnolia feels good says Brownlee
The defending champion Gin Kings scored a sensational sweep Tuesday against the Hotshots, moving on to the semifinals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Third time’s the charm for Ginebra in beating Magnolia in a PBA playoff series.

The defending champion Gin Kings scored a sensational sweep Tuesday against the Hotshots, moving on to the semifinals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

It’s the first time Ginebra has beaten Magnolia in the playoffs in three conferences as the Hotshots previously eliminated the Gin Kings in last year’s Governors’ Cup and in the All-Filipino early this year.

Payback felt good for Ginebra but payback wasn’t the be-all and end-all for the champs.

“It always feels good to have some payback but man, we’re really just not being satisfied with that, even though we got some payback from them,” import Justin Brownlee, who scored 30 points in three quarters in the Game 2 win, said.

“It’s a bigger goal, we’re trying to look at the bigger picture than just getting payback on Magnolia. But they’re a really good team and it feels good to beat a good team like them,” he added.

Still, the big series win over Magnolia has Ginebra riding high going into the next round.

As the Gin Kings continue their title defense against either TNT or Alaska in the semifinals, they’ll need all the good games they can get in order to keep the ball rolling all the way to a possible back-to-back.

“It gives us some confidence and I think this is probably one of our better games all conference on both ends, everybody got a good rhythm and good feel for the game,” Brownlee said.

“But we got a reality check to get back down tomorrow and know that it’s not gonna be easy and the road’s only gonna get tougher,” he added.

 

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