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    After 35-point night, Justin Brownlee believes he could've done more for Ginebra

    Jun 17, 2018

    JUSTIN Brownlee felt he could have played better even after scoring 35 points in Barangay Ginebra’s lopsided win over Magnolia on Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

    Brownlee was instrumental in the Kings’ 104-84 win over Magnolia in the most lopsided Manila Clasico in three years, according to PBA statistics chief Fidel Mangonon. The Ginebra import totaled 23 points in the second half as the Kings went on a 60-40 barrage on their way to the win.

    But Brownlee felt he should've done better, pointing to the turnovers he committed - a team-high six - as well as his 11-of-24 field goal shooting.

    “I don’t think I played too well tonight,” Brownlee said. “I scored and that’s just about it. I took some bad shots. The team helped me in trying to get me a good rhythm, try to give me the ball in places and just try to convert.”

    Brownlee also said he would have wanted to have a triple-double in the game head coach Tim Cone described as the best game the Kings played this conference.

    “Having a triple-double probably shows I’m doing more things on the court. I don’t like to just look at myself as a scorer or a rebounder or a passer. I want to do multiple things. Having a triple-double shows more of my game,” said Brownlee.

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      Despite what he believed were flaws to his game on Sunday, Brownlee was happy with the team effort the Kings showed in pulling off the huge win that kept the Kings within reach of a quarterfinal berth.

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      “We were just struggling early. Myself, I felt like I didn’t took care of the basketball very well,” said Bronwlee, whose team is now at 3-5 and half-a-game behind eighth placer Columbian (4-5).

      “But overall, I think we did a great job offensively and defensively. We just tried to get them away from what they do best, take away their pick and roll game. It’s great for us,” said Brownlee.

      Brownlee said there is still a lot of work to do as the Kings look to enter the Top Eight with three matches left in the conference.

      “Overall, it’s our best game. Whenever you can win by 20 or more points, you can feel good about it. But at the same time, we can’t be satisfied. We are still fighting for the playoffs,” said Brownlee.

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