PBA News:

Ginebra advances, stomps Rain or Shine, 96-94

July 23, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings advanced to the Finals as it stomped Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 96-94, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Monday at the Araneta Coliseum. Greg Slaughter powered the Gin Kings  with his 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, while Joe Devance also contributed 19 markers, 6 assists and 3 steals.

Notes:

Justin Brownlee was limited to only 12 buckets,17 boards and 8 assists.

Reggie Johnson fought for the losing ROS with his 22 buckets, 16 boards and 5 assists, while Raymund Almazan also added 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Barangay Ginebra had four players in double figures.

Ginebra will next face in the PBA Finals the San Miguel Beermen this Friday, July 27 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 25-20, 47-40, 73-67, 96-94.

ginebra: 96

Slaughter 19, Devance 19, Tenorio 16, Brownlee 12, Chan 9, Thompson 6, J. Aguilar 6, Caguioa 4, Mercado 3, Ferrer 2, R. Aguilar 0, Mariano 0.

rain or shine: 94

Johnson 22, Almazan 13, Borboran 11, Washington 11, Yap 10, Norwood 8, Tiu 7, Ponferada 4, Nambatac 3, Daquioag 3, Belga 2, Ahanmisi 0.

July 23, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

Brownlee’s 44 lifts Ginebra over ROS, 75-72

July 21, 2018 – SM MOA Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Justin Brownlee‘s 44 points lifted Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings over Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 75-72, to lead 2-1 in their Semifinals face-off in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Saturday at the MOA Arena. Brownlee posted incredible numbers as he also crunched 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals, while “El Tinyente” LA Tenorio also contributed 13 markers, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Notes:

Reggie Johnson paced the losing Elasto Painters with 13 buckets and 22 boards, while beanpole Raymund Almazan added 12 points and 9 caroms.

Ginebra led by as much as 25 points beginning in the second quarter 43-18, courtesy of Brownlee’s 25 first half points.

➤ Game 4 will be Monday, July 23 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-10, 46-23, 61-41, 75-72.

ginebra: 75

Brownlee 44, Tenorio 13, Slaughter 8, Chan 3, Ferrer 3, Aguilar 2, Devance 2, Thompson 0, Caguioa 0, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.

rain or shine: 72

Johnson 13, Almazan 12, Daquioag 11, Yap 9, Nambatac 6, Belga 6, Tiu 6, Ahanmisi 5, Norwood 2, Washington 2, Borboran 0, Ponferada 0, Torres 0.

July 21, 2018 - SM MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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

PBA News:

Fiery James Yap leads Rain or Shine to Semifinals

July 12, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: James Yap catapulted Rain or Shine Elasto Painters over GlobalPort Batang Pier, 103-97, to join the Semifinals pack in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Yap drilled seven career-high three-point bombs to finish with 27 points, while import Reggie Johnson pummeled ROS with his 29 markers, 15 rebounds and 6 assists.

Notes:

➤ Rain or Shine will next face Ginebra in a Best-of-Five Semifinals series showdown.

➤ Raymund Almazan also contributed for the Painters with his 16 buckets.

Stanley Pringle led the eliminated GlobalPort with 23 points, 5 boards and 8 dishes, while Pao Javelona chipped-in 18 markers.

➤ Import Malcolm White of Batang Pier was a disappointment as he only managed to drop 12 points the whole game.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-22, 46-38, 75-67, 103-97.

rain or shine: 103

Johnson 29, Yap 27, Almazan 16, Tiu 12, Norwood 7, Belga 7, Ponferada 3, Daquioag 2, Ahanmisi 0, Borboran 0.

globalport: 97

Pringle 23, Javelona 18, White 12, Grey 10, Anthony 10, Tautuaa 7, Taha 6, Teng 3, Espinas 2, Elorde 2, Guinto 2, Gabayni 2.

July 12, 2018 - MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team