PBA: Ginebra wins big, moves closer to Governors’ Cup title
Barangay Ginebra used a 2nd half rally to pull away and dismantle the Meralco Bolts, 94-72 in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
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.
Ginebra and Meralco fought to a 14-all deadlock in a relatively uneventful 1st quarter, before coach Tim Cone’s troops went on a game-turning surge in the 2nd frame.
Brownlee and Jared Dillinger joined hands as Ginebra went on a 19-6 run that made it 33-20 past the 5-minute mark of the 2nd period.
Ginebra led 42-31 at halftime, and never looked back after that point.
Allen Durham led the Bolts with his 21 points, 27 rebounds, and 7 assists although he had 6 turnovers.
Usual contributors Chris Newsome and Raymond Almazan, who was able to return following a left knee injury in Game 3, both had 12.
However, starting playmaker Baser Amer was limited to only 1/8 shooting for 2 points.