Ginebra with a big win against the NLEX Road Warriors, surges back up in the standings.





The most popular ball club has not won a game yet in the Smart Araneta Coliseum until today's game against NLEX Road Warriors. Ginebra, who struggled on their defense and free throw shooting against the Alaska Aces and eventually lost the game is now back in business who listed their highest lead today at 13 points at the last minute of the 4th quarter.


They managed to lessen the fouls given and though they also struggled on the line, they were able to knock down 3 point shots and jumpers, lead by their sub import Justin brownlee who made 3 out of 4 three point attemps in the last stretch in the 4th quarter with Japeth Aguilar getting fouls and made those bonus free throws. Scottie Thompson who made 8 points, with 12 big rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals was chosen as the best player of the game. Asi Taulava's absence in this game was felt big time by the Road Warriors because of the slapping incident with Semerad, he was fined and got suspended in this game, now NLEX goes down on the Team Standings tied with Star Hotshots while Ginebra surges up at the 3rd spot with San Miguel Beermen and Meralco Bolts all with 2 and 1 win-loss record.




The scores:

GINEBRA 85 - Brownlee 24, Aguilar 14, Devance 10, Tenorio 10, Thompson 8, Caguioa 4, Ellis 4, Marcelo 4, Mariano 4, Mercado 3.

NLEX 72 - Walker 18, Anthony 14, Villanueva J. 9, Lanete 8, Khobuntin 6, Baracael 5, Villanueva E. 5, Reyes 4, Akl 3, Alas 0, Forrester 0, Monfort 0.

Quarters: 16-14, 40-36, 55-54, 85-72


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