PBA Finals 2018:
Ginebra crowned Champions, blasts SMB, 93-77
August 8, 2018 – SM MOA Arena
By Rock Punzalan
PBA Finals News 2018: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings were crowned PBA Champions as they blasted the Ssn Miguel Beermen, 93-77, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals this Friday evening at the SM MOA Arena. Justin Brownlee lifted the Gin Kings to the podium with his monstrous 31 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals, while “Gregzilla” Greg Slaughter also contributed 13 markers and 9 boards.
➤ Scottie Thompson who was named the Finals MVP of the Commissioner’s Cup, dropped 12 buckets, 13 caroms and 5 assists.
➤ Junemar Fajardo led the dispirited Beermen with with his 29 goals, while temperamental import Renaldo Balkman hoarded 24 points. Balkman also hurt his ankle before the half ended.
➤ Barangay Ginebra ended the Grand Slam hopes of SMB who won the last two PBA championships.
➤ The Gin Kings finished the Finals series at 4-2 slate.
➤ 20,490 fans crowded the SM MOA Arena
➤ Coach Tim Cone won his 21st PBA title overall, and 3rd as Ginebra coach.