PBA: Brownlee, Kings control destiny after big rebound win
Paul Lintag on Nov 09, 2019 03:50 PM
“Right now it’s good that we kinda control our own destiny,” — Justin Brownlee after Ginbra clinched its playoff spot with a big win over TNT. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
After getting embarrassed by rival Meralco last week, Barangay Ginebra faced a tough turnaround in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Taking on TNT, who entered as a top-2 team with a new weapon in Bobby Ray Parks Jr., the Gin Kings put their place in the top-4 on the line in a crucial showdown.
Despite giving up a late 10-0 run, Ginebra managed to hold on for the win, keeping its place in the upper half of the standings.
More importantly, the Gin Kings also officially clinched their playoff spot.
“It’s huge. We’re trying to make it to the top-4. Losing this game would have put us out,” Ginebra super import Justin Brownlee said.
“But right now it’s good that we kinda control our own destiny,” he added.
With the way things are, Ginebra is in a head-to-head clash with San Miguel for that pivotal no. 4 spot.
The Gin Kings and the Beermen don’t play each other anymore and its Ginebra that holds the tiebreaker in terms of a tie.
With two games to go, it’s important for the Gin Kings to at least match San Miguel Beer in order to get that coveted playoff bonus.
“For now, I think it’s sure we get in but if we lose one of these games, or even two, there’s a big possibility we won’t make it,” Brownlee said.
“We know the playoffs are coming up soon so we just want to re-establish ourselves, try to come out with that grit and that NSD-type of spirit,” he added.
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