Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Semi-Finals between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the NLEX Road Warriors scheduled on March 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM.
The NLEX Road Warriors prevent the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel to sweep them in the Semi-Finals.
In the final plays of the crucial contest when the scores were tied at 83-83 late in the fourth quarter, Tenorio cost the whole Ginrabra squad twice. He turned over the ball as Clark stole the possession right after he dished out a terrible pass to Brownlee. As a result, Clark was able to then finish an and-one play on the other end as Brownlee deliberately fouled him, also finished the amazing play by hitting the bonus free throw.
After that, the veteran point guard then opted to go for a lay-up instead of a three-pointer to tie the matchup. NLEX was glad to give the two-pointer due to their three-point lead with just seconds to go.
“I was not aware,” Tenorio said after the game. “I got disoriented by my turnover before that play, so I was not able to look at the scoreboard.”
“That was very unusual for me to do that, especially in those kinds of situations.” he added.
“I’m going to admit that it is not going to be easy for me to let this incident go. But as one of the vets in the team, I cannot deal with this. I have to battle,” he went on.
Because of his costly errors in game three, Tenorio admits that it will be a challenge for him to forget them. The 37-year-old vet tallied 10 points, nine assists, and two steals.
Justin Brownlee carried most of the load for the Gin-Kings, registering 27 points, 12 boards, and an impressive five steals on the defensive end. Standhardinger added 16 points and 16 huge rebounds in the losing effort.
Not only did Ginebra had bad blunders in the final seconds of the matchup, they also went 13-27 in the charity stripe all throughout the game, finishing the matchup with less than 50% on their free throws.
As for the Road Warriors, head coach Yeng Guiao shared that their only goal is to extend the series as much as possible.
“Isang panalo, hindi na tayo masyadong nakakahiya. Pero sabi ko rin, kapag nanalo tayo, baka mag-iba ang complexion ng series, magka-chance uli tayo. They proved that we can beat Ginebra,” Guiao said after winning against the powerhouse Ginebra.
Injuries will now be a factor for both teams as they battle in game four. NLEX’s Matt Nieto will miss the remaining matchups due to a calf strain while Quiñahan is questionable to play for the Road Warriors in the upcoming matchups against the Ginebra.
“That’s all we did. All we did is to avoid the embarrassment of the sweep. Lamang pa rin sila. Next game, of course, if they win, they are in the finals. We will try to prolong the series. The longer the series, the better for us,” Guiao shared his thoughts on preventing the sweep in the Semi-Finals series.
Cameron Clark was stellar all throughout the contest, posting 21 points, 17 boards, and five steals while shooting 8-14 from the field as they prevent the Ginebra from sweeping them. Kevin Alas, who came off from the bench, had 15 for the team.