Barangay Ginebra trounces Phoenix for 5th straight win

MANILA, Philippines - The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings continued on with their hot streak as they posted a 5th straight win at the expense of the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 105-92, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday, August 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

The Gin Kings started to pull away midway through the third frame after almost doubling Phoenix’s output in that quarter, 32-18. They dominated the paint throughout the match, tracking down 34 offensive rebounds that immensely helped in stopping whatever rally the Fuel Masters tried to orchestrate. 

Justin Brownlee paced the Gin Kings with a team-high 24 points to go with 17 rebounds and 5 assists.

Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks, while Joe Devance and Greg Slaughter had 14 apiece. 

Brandon Brown dished out a game-high 26 points coupled with 18 boards for the Fuel Masters, while Matthew Wright added 21 markers and 6 rebounds. 

With the win, Ginebra now moves to a 5-1 record alongside fellow leaders Meralco Bolts. 

Phoenix, on the other hand, has yet to break free from its slump, which now extends to 7 games. – Rappler.com