PBA Finals: Brownlee concedes Best Import, but Ginebra going for title
Paul Lintag on Jan 16, 2020 02:29 PM
On the night when rival Allen Durham won his record third Best Import award, it was Brownlee who played like the best in Ginebra's crucial Game 4 win in the Governors' Cup Finals. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Justin Brownlee did not win Best Import for the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup.
But on the night when rival Allen Durham won his record third Best Import award, it was Brownlee who played like the best in Ginebra's crucial Game 4 win in the Governors' Cup Finals.
Brownlee went off for 27 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and four blocks in the Gin Kings' 22-point win.
Ginebra now leads the best-of-7 series, 3-1.
"Super motivated. Ever since last year, you know we lost in this conference. We're back exactly where we want to be right now," Brownlee said, the team's motivation running deep than just missed individual awards.
"We're still not satisfied. We understand Meralco is a tough team you know," he added.
One win away from a third Governors' Cup title in four seasons, Brownlee says the Gin Kings are going for the kill in Game 5.
"We definitely want to end this thing on Friday and not allow them to get any kind of rhythm," Brownlee said.
"I'm still looking at them like a dangerous team. They probably lost some confidence but I think a turnaround coming in Friday, they're gonna be very confident in what they can do to try to force another game. We can't do that," he added.
As for another Best Import award he lost to Durham, Brownlee doesn't mind. It's not like he gave up the award to an unworthy opponent.
"It would have been great to win but Allen, after everything, he deserved it," Brownlee said.
"Every time he's here, he elevated his team and have them playing great basketball. I think he deserves it," he said.
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