Justin Brownlee scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Barangay Ginebra stepped on the gas in the 3rd quarter to run away with a 101-92 victory over NLEX in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday.
Ginebra, which trailed 48-47 at halftime, turned up its offense after the break, making 5 3-pointers and outscoring NLEX 42-14 in the 3rd.
“The ending of that game kind of gave me a sour taste to my mouth. Guys coming off the bench gave up 15 points of our lead in the last 5 minutes of the game, it shouldn’t happen,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said.
“But I’m pleased with the way we came out in the second half and pretty much took care of business in the third quarter.