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    Justin Brownlee drops 50 as Ginebra survives Columbian in OT ahead of playoffs

    Jul 14, 2019
    PHOTO: jerome ascaño

    JUSTIN Brownlee anchored a strong finishing kick by Barangay Ginebra to escape past Columbian Dyip in overtime, 127-123, and finished its elimination round campaign in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on a winning note.

    Brownlee scored five of the Kings' last seven points in the extra period on the way to registering a new career-high of 50 points fashioned out before an animated Sunday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Last year's Best Import hit a huge three-pointer and then converted on a jumper to put the Kings in front for good, 125-123, with 32 seconds left.

    "We just want to create momentum going into the playoffs," said coach Tim Cone following the hard-earned win.

    Brownlee scored nine of the Kings' 14 points in overtime as he reset his career-high of 49 points made a week ago in the team's victory over Magnolia. He also finished with 14 rebounds and five assists.

    "I had no idea. Didn't seem he scored that much," said Cone of Brownlee.

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    Japeth Aguilar had 20 points and eight rebounds, while Stanley Pringle added 16 including the floater with 1.2 seconds left in regulation that send the game in overtime, 113-all.

    The loss spoiled the career-high of Columbian Dyip import Lester Prosper, who came through with 45 points including six triples, and grabbed 18 rebounds.

    The last of his three-pointers tied the game for the last time at 123-all with 10 seconds left in the extra period.

    Rookie CJ Perez had solid numbers of 20 points, eight rebounds, and six assists for the Dyip, which finished with a 3-8 record.

    The scores:

    Barangay Ginebra (127) - Brownlee 50, Aguilar 20, Pringle 16, Tenorio 15, Thompson 12, Slaughter 9, Devance 3, Mariano 2, Caguioa 0.

    Columbian Dyip (123) - Prosper 45, Perez 20, Khobuntin 17, McCarthy 14, Cahilig 11, Escoto 9, Celda 4, Camson 3, Reyes 0, King 0.

    Quarterscores: 23-33; 51-55; 82-85; 113-113 (reg); 127-123

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