The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is a well-oiled machine in their Manila Clasico match against the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 102-81.
Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee logged a new career-high in the PBA and flirted with a triple-double performance with 49 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists.
Barangay Ginebra used the second half to control the game. In the third quarter, they outscored Magnolia, 32-17 and for the first time took the driver seat from their opponent.
In the final quarter, the rampage of Ginebra continues as their lead ballooned to 23 points as they took all of the comeback hopes from the Hotshots.
With that victory, the squad of coach Tim Cone has secured a ticket going to the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs.
Magnolia on the other hand still stuck on their five wins and still endangered with a possible knockout game.
The Hotshots dropped to 5-4 slate.
Justin Brownlee To Japeth Aguilar Connection
Ginebra vs Magnolia Score
Quarters: 18-23 | 46-47 | 78-64 | 102-81
Gin Kings (102) – Brownlee 49, Aguilar 18, Pringle 13, Tenorio 12, Thompson 5, Slaughter 2, Mariano 2, Caguioa 1
Hotshots (81) – Farr 34, Barroca 16, Sangalang 14, Jalalon 8, Lee 5, Brondial 4