PBA: Semis loss hurts but Brownlee shifts focus to Governors’ Cup

Paul Lintag on Aug 02, 2019 07:24 AM
PBA: Semis loss hurts but Brownlee shifts focus to Govs’ Cup
“It hurts for sure,” Brownlee said of losing their Commissioner’s Cup title (Photo by Richard Esguerra).

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra lost another championship in Game 4 of the semifinals.

Similar to last year’s Governors’ Cup, the Gin Kings have failed in their title defense, this time dropping out at the hands of no. 1 TNT in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.

Ginebra ran out of steam in the second half of a Game 4 loss to the KaTropa Thursday. TNT advanced with a 3-1 semis victory.

“It hurts for sure,” Brownlee said of losing their Commissioner’s Cup title.

“But the good thing about basketball and this league, the next conference’s coming around pretty soon,” he added.

As a sort of consolation, the Gin Kings can still turn things around by regaining the Governors’ Cup title they lost to Magnolia last year.

Everyone, including Brownlee, will be back for the season-ending conference and it’s pretty safe to say that Ginebra will still be a force to be reckoned with.

With Brownlee playing, the Gin Kings finish no lower than third and have won three titles since 2016.

“The year’s not over with and we’re just going to try to prepare for next conference and just try to fight hard and try to win a championship,” Brownlee said.

“We didn’t like how it ended last year. We lost to Magnolia in that conference. We’re definitely going to be motivated from that and from this [TNT loss] as well,” he added.


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