WATCH: Brgy. Ginebra vs NLEX Highlights [QF Game 1 | November 6, 2018]

Barangay Ginebra showed why they’re the defending champion and No. 1 team heading into the playoffs after ripping NLEX, 111-75, to advance to the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Gin Kings flexed their muscles, overpowering the Road Warriors especially in the fourth quarter where they scored 35 points and allowed only 13.

Ginebra had five players in double figures led by Japeth Aguilar’s efficient 18-point outing. Aguilar went 8-of-11 from the field and had 10 rebounds and a block.

Justin Brownlee recorded his second straight triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists just two nights after posting 31 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in a 112-93 rout of TNT.

Greg Slaughter added 16 points and seven rebounds while Sol Mercado and Jeff Chan chipped in 14 and 12 points, respectively.