Gin Kings win Game One
LA Tenorio led a big second-quarter run as Ginebra defeated Bay Area in the opener of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday at the MOA Arena.
The 38-year-old guard had 22 points, hitting two triples in a 19-6 run in the second quarter, as the Gin Kings took control in the best-of-seven series.
Justin Brownlee led all scorers, delivering 28 points, while making 13 rebounds. Christian Standhardinger added 16 and Scottie Thompson had 14 points.
Andrew Nicholson had 27 points for PBA guest team Bay Area.
JUSTIN Brownlee is eager to continue for Ginebra, shrugging off ankle pain.
He said there is nothing to worry about and he is ready for Game Two on Wednesday.
“I came down on my ankle. I think it was a play where I got a lay-up and came down to my foot. I’m okay though. It was just a little twist and turn. Got hurt for quite a few minutes but I got over it,” said Brownlee.
“No injuries in the finals, hopefully. Pray to God,” said Brownlee.
TNT, Meralco news
JOJO Lastimosa is expected to take charge at TNT, while remaining as the team manager, sources told SPIN.ph
With the Fiba Basketball World Cup less than a year away, Tropang Giga Chot Reyes is expected to focus on the Philippine men’s basketball team.
Serbian coach Nenad Vucenic is also expected to return to the Philippines to reprise his role as consultant for the Meralco Bolts in the PBA.
He is set to arrive January 2, just in time for January 3 when Meralco starts team practice for the third conference.