MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra rolled past Columbian Dyip, 134-107, to pick up its 3rd straight win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday, June 20, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“The winning streak doesn’t really mean anything. It's all about the next game,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.
Justin Brownlee led the Gin Kings with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds, highlighted by a one-handed slam in the last 6:14 minutes that helped the crowd favorite stretch their lead to 30 points.
The Dyip's woes contined to pile up by the 10:23 mark of the 4th quarter when topscoring import John Fields accidentally slipped and hurt his right foot and was subbed out momentarily.
Scottie Thompson also starred in the Ginebra domination with a triple-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Ginebra improved its record to 4-5, while Columbian fell to 4-6.
Fields finished with a double-double of 30 points and 16 rebounds for the Dyip.
The Gin Kings held a narrow 30-29 lead at the end of the first quarter after a Solomon Mercado layup, but started to pull away in the second for a 13-point advantage, 62-48, at the half.
Newly acquired player Jeff Chan chipped in only 4 points but positively contributed to the team with a +22 rating in his first game.
Ginebra (134) – Brownlee 24, Aguilar J. 19, Ferrer 18, Tenorio 16, Thompson 12, Slaughter 10, Caguioa 8, Mercado 7, Devance 5, Mariano 5, Chan 4, Cruz 4, Caperal 2, Manuel 0.
Columbian (107) – Fields 30, McCarthy 17, Tubid 15, Khobuntin 14, King 14, Escoto 11, Ababou 2 Corpuz, Celda 2, Sara 0, Cahilig 0.
Quarter Scores: 30-29, 62-49, 97-76, 134-107.
More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.