PBA News:

Ginebra takes Semis Game 1, torches Rain or Shine, 102-89

July 15, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings torched Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 102-89, en route to Game 1 victory in their Semifinals matchup in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Justin Brownlee once again backstopped Barangay Ginebra with incredible 35 big points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks. Negros Sniper Jeff Chan also proved his mettle with his 21 markers and 4 boards.

Notes:

➤ Ginebra is now riding an eight-game winning streak. They lead the Semifinals series opposite ROS with a 1-0 win-loss slate.

Import Reggie Johnson powered the losing Painters with 30 buckets and 13 caroms, while James Yap added 15 markers and 8 rebounds.

Japeth Aguilar did not play due to Achilles tendon injury. Greg Slaughter made-up for big man duties as he defended against Johnson and also scored 20 points and hauled 6 rebounds.

➤ The Gin Kings will resume their Semifinals skirmish with Rain or Shine this Tuesday July 17 again at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-27, 52-45, 76-60, 102-89.

ginebra: 102

Brownlee 35, Chan 21, Slaughter 20, Devance 12, Tenorio 5, Thompson 4, Mercado 3, Aguilar 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Ferrer 0, Mariano 0.

rain or shine: 89

Johnson 30, Yap 15, Daquioag 10, Tiu 7, Washington 6, Ponferada 6, Ahanmisi 6, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0.

July 15, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team