Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Justin Brownlee was marvelous down the stretch for the Gin Kings putting up 17 points in the final frame as they held off the Aces’ advances in the period.That heavy production of Brownlee, however, doesn’t bode too well with Ginebra head coach Tim Cone’s long term plans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was a stressful game, we weren’t playing well as a team but Justin is playing particularly well as an individual,” said Cone. “That’s always a little scary because you know what we can’t be too Justin reliant and everybody’s got to step up.”Ginebra is without key players Joe Devance and Sol Mercado who both had procedures done on their legs. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Devance had a medical procedure done on his knee while Mercado is recovering after he got surgery on a meniscal tear.With the team depleted to its very foundations, Brownlee took it upon himself to put Ginebra on his back.After Vic Manuel’s free throw trimmed the Gin Kings’ lead to four, 98-94, with 2:41 left Bronwlee scored two straight field goals with the second one coming off a beautiful layup through traffic for Ginebra’s 102-94 lead at the two-minute mark.Brownlee produced yet another moment of magic when he converted on a physically-contested jumper, that turned into a three-point play for Ginebra’s 106-98 lead with 39 seconds to play.Ginebra’s talismanic import eventually finished with a season-high 45 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists while Japeth Aguilar added a 24-point and 10-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Brownlee’s near triple-double singlehandedly erased three 20-point performances from the Aces who saw Manuel put up 28 points.Alaska’s import Mike Harris had 23 points and 19 rebounds but only played until the third quarter after twisting his left ankle late in the period.Chris Banchero orchestrated Alaska’s offense with 21 points and 10 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra is slowly building up momentum in the season’s third conference after taking down Alaska, 109-101, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings opened their campaign on a 2-0 start and climbed to the second spot of the standings and in the process snapped the Aces’ three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Romeo, McCarthy shrug off heated exchange in TNT win over Columbian LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img

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