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Ginebra vs Meralco – Game 3 | October 18, 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 7:00 P.M. on October 18, 2017 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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The Bolts are in a must win situation and looking to avoid getting buried deeper in the Finals series while the Gin Kings is on a mission for a complete domination when 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals resumes tonight.

With Scottie Thompson isn’t able to convert his first seven free throws and Justin Brownlee can’t find his shooting strokes, Meralco took advantage and kept the score close in the first half of Game 2.

Also, LA Tenorio was just held below his usual scoring output during that span of time and seems like not a factor for Barangay Ginebra.

However, in the final period or where the game matters most, Thompson, Brownlee and Tenorio found their footings and led the “Never-Say-Die” team to another victory and now sporting a 2-0 series advantage.

Former coach and now served as the Barangay Ginebra Governor, Alfrancis Chua gave Thompson some encouraging words that regain the focus of the young guard.

“Sabi ko lang wala siya dapat iniisip,” Chua said later on. “Actually nung half time, sinabi ko sa kanya, ‘When you take your free throws, masyado mong iniisip yung mga nagmimintis.’ Masyado siyang nag-di-dribble, masyado siyang nag-i-isip. Sabi ko sa kanya when you get the ball, just shoot it.”

LA Tenorio’s buzzer beating three-point shot was the dagger for Meralco not only he gave his team a six points lead but a complete momentum shift.

“The dagger was really the shot hit by LA Tenorio,” Meralco coach Norman Black said.

Ginebra vs Meralco - Game 3 | October 18, 2017 | PBA Finals Livestream - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup

Justin Brownlee finished the game with 19 points and 13 rebounds where most of his damage came from the final canto.

Meralco’s last basket before the slide was when Cliff Hodge converted a jump shot at 5:56 in the fourth quarter, 75-69. Then after that the Bolts got stuck to 75 and it was all Ginebra.

Allen Durham delivered another 20-20 performance and was also named as the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Best Import prior to Game 2 tip-off. Durham logged 25 points and 22 rebounds.

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