Barangay Ginebra San Miguel captured their 3rd PBA Governors’ Cup title in 4 seasons after finishing off the Meralco Bolts, 105-93 in Game 5 of their 2019 Finals series Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Justin Brownlee poured in 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, Stanley Pringle had 21 points and 7 boards, while Scottie Thompson contributed 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 dimes as the GinKings took a decisive 3-1 lead and moved closer to winning another Governors’ Cup crown.
Standhardinger bested 4 other worthy candidates in June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel, Jayson Castro of TNT, Kiefer Ravena of NLEX, and CJ Perez of Columbian.
Meralco Bolts back-up big man Bryan Faundo is wary of the need to step up after main center Raymond Almazan went down with a left
Initial findings, according to Manila Bulletin, said Almazan had a strained knee although the center said he did not hear a pop.
Barangay Ginebra exploded in the 3rd quarter before averting disaster in the end to take a pulsating 92-84 win in Game 3 of the 2019
The Meralco Bolts escaped disaster late to nip Barangay Ginebra, 104-102 in Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Friday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.
Meralco Bolts import Allen Durham feels a foul should have been whistled during his potential game-tying attempt towards the end of the 2019 PBA Governors’
Brownlee, who also had 16 rebounds and was a perfect 7/7 from the charity stripe, came up with clutch free throws towards the end while the Bolts had blanks, as Ginebra stole Game 1 of the best-of-7 affair.
Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows that the longer the PBA Governors’ Cup finals go, the harder it will be for his club.