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Ginebra vs Meralco – Game 2 | October 15, 2017 | PBA Finals Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup

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The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is scheduled for a head-to-head Championship game against the Meralco Bolts at 6:30 P.M. on October 15, 2017 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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The Gin Kings are now up 1-0 after a blowout win in Lucena City. The Bolts are expected to bounce back and prove once again why their the number one team in the standings during the eliminations round.

Barangay Ginebra took care Game 1 of the series and one of their success came from defense, the same strategy that brought Meralco back in the Finals.

Each time the Bolts tried to drive to the basket and score, Barangay Ginebra big men were always there to protect the rim. As a result, Meralco players went to the three-point shooting and bad thing they’re unable to connect.

The Bolts converted only eight shots out of thirty four attempts from behind the three-point arc.

“Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. We took about 34 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense but at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part,” said coach Norman Black.

Ironically, that three point shooting keep Meralco closed the gap after Mike Tolomia made a four point play late in the third quarter which put the score 75-71.

However, in the final quarter, Barangay Ginabra got loose once again and that time they made sure to close the game with a bang.

Greg Slaughter once again played big for coach Tim Cone as he made his PBA Finals debut.

“He gets under the bottom and around the rim and he’s very difficult to stop there. We kept looking for him for him to stay on his rhythm. He’s doing a great job and we hope that continues along the series,” Brownlee said of his slotman.

Ginebra vs Meralco - Game 2 | October 15, 2017 | PBA Finals Livestream - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup

Slaughter finished the game with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots while Kevin Ferrer added 11 points. Both players came from the bench and their points production are needed.

In Game 1, Justin Brownlee outplayed Meralco’s import and the reigning Best Import of the Governors’ Cup, Allen Durham.

Brownlee logged 32 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists while Durham registered 27 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists.

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