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PBA: Gin Kings get first win in title defense

Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra is on the board. The Gin Kings shut down rival Meralco Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, scoring a nice 110-95 victory at the Big Dome. Losing to Blackwater in overtime to start its title defense, Ginebra has bounced back for an even 1-1 record in the mid-season joust. “We played as badly as we could in the first half, we looked as we didn’t have any fight,” head coach Tim Cone said. “They talked about it at halftime, and they came out and played with so much fight there in the 2nd half. I couldn't be prouder of this group in terms of turning that game around,” he added. Down 11 at the break, Ginebra quickly turned things around with a balanced scoring effort in the third and outscored the Bolts, 39-17, to take an 11-point lead entering the fourth. The Gin Kings then weathered a final strong rally from Meralco to score their first victory. Reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee was the high mn for the barangay with 27 points. Japeth Aguilar led four locals in double figures with 19 while Art Dela Cruz and Sol Mercado scored 16 and 14 points respectively. The Bolts got a huge 38-point effort from import Gani Lawal but local supported lacked as only Baser Amer reached double digits with 10 points. Meralco dropped to 1-2 with the loss.   The Scores: Ginebra 110 - Brownlee 27, Aguilar 19, Dela Cruz 16, Mercado 14, Thompson 11, Slaughter 8, Mariano 8, Tenorio 4, Ferrer 3, Cruz 0, Caperal 0. Meralco 95 - Lawal 38, Amer 10, Newsome 8, Hodge 7, Salva 6, Pinto 6, Canaleta 6, De Ocampo 5, Hugnatan 4, Jackson 3, Tolomia 2, Quinto 0, Caram 0. Quarters: 16-28, 43-54, 82-71, 110-95. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

Struggling Ginebra and Meralco battle in Iloilo City

PBA conferences sure aren't created equal. The first meeting of Ginebra and Meralco since their epic Governors' Cup Finals showdown should be epic but instead, with both teams struggling in the All-Filipino, the anticipation is tamed. Nevertheless, both squads should deliver a show in Iloilo City Saturday as the Gin Kings and the Bolts fight for their respective playoff lives in the 2017 Philippine Cup. Meralco is in a worse situation currently as a five-game losing skid, tied for the longest this conference, has crippled a once promising campaign for the Bolts. As it stands, Meralco sits at the bottom of the standings and the Bolts' climb to one of the lower playoff seeds starts agains their recent Finals tormentor. Speaking of said Finals tormentor, Ginebra hasn't fared that much better with the Gin Kings still struggling with an up-and-down conference after winning their first title in eight years. Ginebra has been stuck in the middle of the pack so far, failing to establish a winning streak halfway through and is just barely surviving with a 3-4 card. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Alaska battles Star as both make 2017 debuts

Following a long layoff, the Alaska Aces finally take the court for 2017 as the PBA resumes Wednesday at the Big Dome. After seeing action last Dec. 23, the Aces kickstart the new year against the Star Hotshots who are also making their debut for 2017. Finishing last year with even 3-3 records, the Aces and the Hotshots look to get back to their winning ways and further crowd the Philippine Cup standings. The Aces saw their three-game run snapped by TNT the last time out whil Star fell victim to Ginebra in the Christmas version of Manila Clasico. Gametime is set at 7:00 p.m. In the first game at 4:15 p.m., the Mahindra Floodbuster hope to start a winning streak for the first time this season as they battle the struggling Meralco Bolts. After starting with five straight defeats, Mahindra finally got on the board last Christmas by beating Blackwater while Meralco has suffered four consecutive setbacks so far for a 2-5 card. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Ginebra struggling with life without Justin Brownlee

Safe to say, Brgy. Ginebra is missing a familiar figure in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. A familiar figure that wears jersey no. 32 and goes by the name Justin Brownlee. Struggling to put together a winning streak in the All-Filipino after winning their first championship in eight years during the Governors' Cup, the Gin Kings are longing for their prolific import as they consistently stay inconsistent in the new PBA season. 'Maraming adjustments kasi unang-una, dati si Justin [Brownlee] nandun para sa amin,' Scottie Thompson said after Ginebra lost to San Miguel, dropping its record to 3-4. 'Ngayon wala na si Justin so kailangan namin mag-take over. Siguro yun yung medyo magulo sa team ngayon, yung role namin sa isa't-isa,' he added addressing the locals. Still below .500 with only four games left in the regular season, confidence hasn't left the Ginebra side entirely. Especially with the way they played the champs Sunday night, holding them down to only 72 points and marking three-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to single digits. 'Actually, si coach Tim [Cone], sabi niya sa amin kung ganito lang lagi lalaruin namin, siguro darating din ang mga panalo. Okay naman siya, siguro kailangan lang namin yung finish sa bandang huli,' Thompson said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Kings duel KaTropa; Bolts vs Elite

MANILA, Philippines - Four weeks after their classic Governors Cup title duel, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco make their keenly awaited return, taking on separ.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2016

SMB tougher than Meralco?

Ginebra import Justin Brownlee said recently the Barangay would’ve found it tough to beat San Miguel Beer in a best-of-seven series and considered San Miguel.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

PBA: Dynasty for Ginebra Kings?

In a magical run to the championship, the Kings made a triumphant return to the PBA throne following a 91-88 victory in Game 6 of a thrilling finals showdown opposite the Meralco Bolts to capture the 2016 Governors’ Cup last Wednesday at the Smart .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Ginebra Returns as PBA Champ as Brownlee Winner Subdues Meralco

Ginebra Returns as PBA Champ as Brownlee Winner Subdues Meralco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Ginebra returns as PBA champ as Brownlee winner subdues Meralco

MANILA -- All it took was one shot, and eight years of frustration came to an end......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Jaworski on Ginebra-Meralco series: There will be no losers

MANILA, Philippines – As far as reinforcements are concerned, Barangay Ginebra has Justin Brownlee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Brownlee triple hands Ginebra the Governors' Cup title

The wait is over. Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel captured its first PBA title in eight years after winning the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Wednesday, beating the Meralco Bolts, 91-88, in Game 6 at the Big Dome. With 5.5 seconds left, Justin Br.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Jaworski on Ginebra-Meralco series: There will be no losers

MANILA, Philippines – As far as reinforcements are concerned, Barangay Ginebra has Justin Brownlee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

POWER MOVE!

TODO-PUWERSANG pagbuslo ang ginawa ni Meralco import Allen Durham upang biguin ang dobleng depensa nila Sol Mercado at Justin Brownlee ng Ginebra sa Game 1 ng 2016 PBA Governor's Cup Finals sa Smart Araneta Coliseum. REY NILLAMA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

Kiefer Ravena set for PBA return on August 24

Ravena's return will surely make an impact for the Road Warriors, who have been struggling in the ongoing Commissioner's Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

PBA: NLEX shifts focus to Governors’ Cup after lost campaign

With the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup a lost cause pretty much, NLEX is moving on. The Road Warriors have brought back import Olu Ashaolu early in preparation of the 2019 Governors’ Cup. NLEX is letting go of Tony Mitchell in the process. Head coach Yeng Guiao hinted at the change over the weekend and has pushed through with the plan this week. Olu of course, was the team’s workhorse import last season that was unfortunately sidelined with an injury. “Halos wala na yung chances for the playoffs,” Guiao said after his NLEX crew dropped to 1-7 after a loss to defending champion Ginebra in Batangas. “So we look forward to the next conference. Si Olu Ashaolu is our import for the conference, we might bring him in early and start our preparations early,” he added. Aside from Ashaolu, the Road Warriors still have help on the way in Kiefer Ravena. The Phenom should make his official PBA return in NLEX’s first game of the Governors’ Cup later this year. “Nakita ko naman na hindi siya nagpabaya sa katawan niya,” Guiao said of Kiefer. “He's going to be probably a little out of shape or off timing but my guess is it will take a short time for him to recover from where he left off noong na-suspend siya. Madali siyang makakabalik sa dating laro niya,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 11 min. ago

PBA: Ginebra’s new weapon could mean trouble for the rest of the league

Well, it looks like both Ginebra and Northport won the blockbuster PBA trade last week. At least for conference with imports, the Gin Kings have perhaps the most explosive duo in the league in Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle. If you’re looking for the most simple comparison, think Golden State’s Steph and KD but with a local twist. “When you have two guys like that it’s like a Steph Curry and a Kevin Durant, I mean, who do you guard?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said of his new power duo. “That’s what we envision,” he added. For the pair’s first game together — a strong win against NLEX in Batangas — Brownlee dropped 39 points while Pringle had a cool 16 on 60 percent shooting. It’s certainly encouraging for Ginebra that Brownlee can still get his numbers and usual impact even with a new star alongside him. Now it’s just matter of getting Pringle more comfortable with Ginebra. The Gin Kings have a new super weapon and they’ll utilize him for sure. “We have to find different ways to get him in iso’s cause he’s such a great one-on-one player, and we have to find ways to get him in the post,” Cone said of Pringle. “So there’s still a lot to [do]. Right now, he’s just trying to figure out where he’s supposed to be in the triangle, which is difficult when you only had a couple days of practice. But he’s a special player and he picked it up very well,” Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 11 min. ago

Kiefer Ravena marks basketball return by joining Gilas practice

MANILA, Philippines – Kiefer Ravena returned to basketball for the first time in more than a year as he nears the end of his FIBA-imposed suspension. The 25-year-old guard joined Gilas Pilipinas in its buildup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

PBA: Brownlee is the man as Ginebra dominates NLEX

BATANGAS CITY — Stanley Pringle just debuted for Ginebra but Justin Brownlee remains as the team’s brightest star. Ginebra’s super import balled out Sunday here, leading the Gin Kings to a convincing 100-85 win over NLEX in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Brownlee was on fire against the Road Warriors, dropping 37 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the defending champs as the barangay won back-to-back games in the mid-season joust. Ginebra moved to 4-3 with the win and it appears that the Gin Kings’ early conference struggles are behind them.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra regained its winning ways in pulsating fashion with a 110-107 overtime win over San Miguel in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, June 16. Justin Brownlee played all 53 minutes and delivered 39 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

PBA: Jones scores 49 and TNT wins fourth straight for solo lead

Terrence Jones and TNT continue to dominate. Jones is back to his scoring ways and he led the KaTropa to another convincing win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, this time a 104-91 beating of Meralco for the Petron Saturday Special game at the Big Dome. After dishing out 16 assists in the win against Ginebra Wednesday, Jones dropped 49 points against the Bolts and TNT took over first place in the mid-season joust with a 6-1 record. It was the KaTropa’s fourth straight victory. Jones scored 18 straight points for TNT to start the fourth period, allowing the KaTropa to finally pull away from the pesky Bolts. On top of scoring a total of 49 points, his fourth 40-point game in the PBA, Jones also had 18 rebounds and four assists and shot 53 percent from the field, including seven of 11 from deep. After Jones, Ryan Reyes fired 19 points off the bench, shooting six of seven from three-point range. Don Trollano added 16 for TNT, filling in on the scoring department as the KaTropa missed the services of lead guard Jayson Castro. The Blur was out as he tied the knot with his long-time partner. “We’re just happy for the win,” said head coach Bong Ravena. “Kahit wala si Jayson, the rest of the guys stepped up, they played hard,” he added. Meralco got a career-high 32 from Chris Newsome but it wasn’t enough to avoid a two-game losing skid. The Bolts dropped to 3-4 with the loss. New import Jimmie Taylor scored 13 poitns and 18 rebounds for Meralco. He replaced Gani Lawal.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019