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PBA Highlights: Ginebra Escapes with an Intense 103-102 Triumph Over Alaska to Extend Their Winning Streak to Five


The game-winning three-point play by Justin Brownlee led the Baranggay Ginebra San Miguel to its fifth straight victory after they fought hard over Alaska Aces at 103-102 in a thrilling Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup matchup Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

With Ginebra down by two points, Brownlee attacked, scored and got the foul against Aces and brought his team to its remarkable win.

Brownlee ended the game with 37 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks in an all-around game for the Ginebra Kings. He delivered 16 of his scoring output in the start of second half where Ginebra pulled away.

The Aces had led the matchup in the last quarter at 101-95 with three minutes remaining but Ferrer and Devance scored consecutive points for Ginebra.

Without any timeout left, Ginebra had no choice but to play the remaining time in clock, with Brownlee continued his commendable play.

Alaska had a chance to steel the win, but Jvee Casio’s almost game-winning triple shot, fell short at the buzzer.

Scottie Thompson finished with an impressive double-double of 11 points, 11 rebounds. Joe Devance (12 points), LA Tenorio (11) and Mark Caguioa (10) also contributed.

Cory Jefferson from Alaska led his team and made 25 points and 18 rebounds. Alaska now bears their third straight lost in the conference. (4-3)


The scores:

GINEBRA 103 - Brownlee 37, Devance 12, Tenorio 11, Thompson 11, Caguioa 10, Ferrer 6, Mercado 6, Ellis 6, Marcelo 4, Cruz 0.

ALASKA 102 - Jefferson 25, Manuel 13, Casio 12, Thoss 9, Banchero 9, Hontiveros 9, Racal 8, Exciminiano 7, Enciso 6, Pascual 4, Andrada 0, Mendoza 0.

Quarterscores: 32-30, 57-56, 87-76, 103-102.
  (courtesy: youtube/Sports5)

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