Barangay Ginebra moved one step closer in securing a top two seed after using a strong second half to defeat the Blackwater Elite, 96-82, in the 2017 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna on Friday.
The Kings now hold a 7-2 record, good for second place in the standings behind the league-leading Star Hotshots. Blackwater, meanwhile, slid to 2-8.
Justin Brownlee ignited Ginebra’s offense with 35 points, He also had 14 rebounds and five assists. LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar complemented their import’s performance with 17 and 15 points, respectively.
Smith had another impressive game with a double-double of 37 points and 19 rebounds. Digregorio added 18 in the losing cause.