Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Semi-Finals between the NLEX Road Warriors vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel scheduled on March 25, 2022, at 3:00 PM.
The Barangay Ginebra takes Game One against the NLEX Road Warriors in their Semi-Finals series.
The Gin-Kings were able to outlast the Road Warriors’ 16-point lead and won the matchup against them. The Ginebra squad erupted in the third quarter as they scored 27 points and also held the opposing team to only 19 points.
However, their star big man, Japeth Aguilar, is currently suffering from a grade 2 strain on his calf, an injury he first had in the quarterfinals against the Tropang Giga and returned in their series against NLEX.
“He will be evaluated by Dr. (Raul) Canlas again tomorrow (Friday) before the game,” Tim Cone said. “His status is day to day and a game-time decision whether he can play or not.”
Tenorio, Brownlee, and Thompson carried most of the load in Game One. “JB” tallied 27 points while shooting 9-18 from the field and also racked up 14 boards. On the defensive end, he had four blocks and a steal while Tenorio had 19 for the contest. Thompson added a double-double performance, posting 15 points, eleven rebounds and played for 46 big minutes for Barangay Ginebra.
Tim Cone also commended the veteran forward, Jeff Chan after starting for the Gin Kings and registered seven points, one board, and an assist in 27 minutes.
“I’m very pleased with the way Jeff has been playing,” Cone shared. “Jeff has been playing extremely well. He’s not necessarily hitting a bunch of shots, but he’s playing really, really intelligently and helping us on both sides of the ball.”
“I think Jeff has been underrated in our success and nobody’s talking about him,” he went on.
Meanwhile, NLEX’s locals, except for Alas, have been inactive for all throughout the matchup against Barangay Ginebra.
The new addition of the team, Cameron Clark, had a stellar performance for the team, scoring 30 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and had three steals. Kevin Alas added 17 points in the losing effort while converting six of his 15 looks.
Only Clark and Alas were able to end the matchup with double-digit outputs in terms of scoring for NLEX. Semerad came close with only eight points logged in while Rosales and Varilla only had five combined points.
Just like Semerad, Quiñahan, who came off from the bench, also had eight points.