Brgy. Ginebra stays alive, forces Game 4 with 125-101 rout of TNT



PBA Media Bureau

TRUE to its never-say-die spirit, Barangay Ginebra won’t just go away easily in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.

The Kings went off to a hot start and sustained it the rest of the way for an emphatic 125-101 victory over TnT Katropa in Game Three to stay alive in the best-of-five series Thursday night.

The trio of import Justine Brownlee, Japeth Aguialr, and Scottie Thompson found their range early on to help the Kings set the tempo of the match and scored the most lopsided outcome so far of the series.

“It helps a lot when make shots, and we made shots today,” admitted coach Tim Cone. “And when we make shots our offense is a lot difference and it kind of spill on our defense.”

The Kings had also gotten a big break when TnT import Joshua Smith hurt the pinkie on his right foot at the 6:54 mark of the second period.

The 300-lbs Smith never returned back and made his way out of the Big Dome during the payoff quarter of the lopsided match. – PBA

The scores:

GINEBRA 125 – Brownlee 31, Thompson 17, Aguilar 15, Mercado 12, Devance 10, Ellis 9, Cruz 9, Tenorio 8, Ferrer 5, Mariano 5, Taha 2, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.

TNT 101 – Garcia 16, Tautuaa 15, Carey 11, Reyes 9, Rosario 8, Castro 7, Rosales 7, Hernandez 6, Nuyles 6, Smith 4, Pogoy 4, Semerad 3, De Ocampo 3, Golla 0, Tamsi 0.

Quarterscores: 34-28, 61-47, 96-74, 125-101.

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