Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts scheduled on April 17, 2022, at 6:30 PM.
The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel bounced back in the fourth game of their best-of-seven series against the Meralco Bolts. The Gin-Kings did not let the Bolts take the driver’s seat and have a commanding 3-1 lead in the Finals. Both teams will now go head-to-head once again and pursue a 3-2 crucial lead.
“It is [down to a virtual] best-of-three series and it is equal. So basically, whoever gets the next game is going to have the leg up,” Tim Cone said.
The Ginebra squad clamped down the opposing team in the third quarter as they limit them to only 13 points in that period alone and topped it off with their own 27 points. By the end of the quarter, Ginebra was enjoying a commanding 14-point winning margin, a lead that Meralco was not able to take.
Best Import Justin Brownlee had massive outputs in their win against the Bolts in game four, tallying 27 points, 18 rebounds, and seven dimes, almost finishing the contest with a triple-double stat line. On the defensive end, “JB” had three steals and blocked two shots. Brownlee also converted 11 of his total 17 attempts overall.
Despite the big numbers registered by one of the greatest imports that have played in the PBA, Meralco was able to limit the magnificent player to a conference-low 19 points in Game 3 of the finals after chipping in a finals-high 36 points in game two.
“We’re trying to win a championship. So your performance on the court, your production on the court will determine whether you’ll win or not,” said Norman Black, head coach of the Bolts.
Scottie Thompson also scored 27 points in Game four along with four rebounds and four assists while converting ten of his 16 attempts on the floor. LA Tenorio added 17 points while Standhardinger had 11 in their win.
As for Meralco, Tony Bishop had 25 points in the losing effort while Newsome had 15 points, but only made five of his 16 looks on the court.