PBA: Northport barges into playoffs after stopping Ginebra
Paul Lintag on Nov 17, 2019 08:56 PM
At 5-6, Northport will either be a no. 7 or no. 8 seed but regardless of seeding, the Batang Pier are in the playoffs for the third straight time this season. (PBA)
Northport has clinched its spot in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.
The Batang Pier survived Barangay Ginebra Sunday at the Big Dome, grinding out a 98-96 win.
Northport did enough to hold off the Gin Kings and Jeff Chan’s wild attempt for the win with 0.8 seconds to go allowed the Batang Pier to move on.
At 5-6, Northport will either be a no. 7 or no. 8 seed but regardless of seeding, the Batang Pier are in the playoffs for the third straight time this season.
Ginebra’s final standing is 7-4 but the Gin Kings’ seeding and playoff match-up is not set just yet. The only sure thing for the barangay is the twice-to-beat edge the team clinched earlier this week.
Import Michael Qualls was all over for Norhtport, finishing with 30 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks.
Sean Anthony had 18 points and Christian Standhardinger had a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Batang Pier.
The Gin Kings got 31 points from Justin Brownlee in a losing effort.
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