The defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel finished off the TNT KaTropa, 115-105, in Game 4 of their semifinals on Sunday night to arrange a rematch with the Meralco Bolts for the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-7 finals.
The Gin Kings will start the defense of their crown on Friday, Oct. 13, against the Bolts, the team they defeated in six games in last year’s edition of the season-ending conference.
Justin Brownlee exploded with a career-high 46 points, including four three-pointers, to lift Ginebra to a pulsating come-from-behind victory as the Gin Kings wrapped up their best-of-5 semifinal series with the Texters at 3-1. The do-it-all import also collected 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in over 45 minutes of action watched by nearly 12,000 fans at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, including the legendary Ginebra icon Robert Jaworski.
TNT was in control of the game for three quarters, even after losing Rice, but eventually succumbed to the Gin Kings’ massive offensive onslaught in the final canto.