PBA replay,result,recap as of September 14,2016 “Wednesday” 7:00PM at YNARES CENTER ANTIPOLO. Brgy. Gin Kings will face off Fuel Master.
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel stayed in the hunt for the No.1 seed after turning back a rally by the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 96-87, in PBA Governors’ Cup action Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.
The Gin Kings, who won their fourth straight match, improved to 8-2, just half a game behind league-leading TNT KaTropa who have a 9-1 card. The two will meet in the final game of the elimination round on Sunday.
Phoenix kept on pushing, with its outside shooting allowing the team to slowly trim the deficit. THe Fuel Masters finally threatened Ginebra after Josh Urbiztondo and Simon Enciso started burying triples to help the Fuel Masters come within 5, 83-78, in the fourth quarter.
But Ginebra stopped that rally, with Aguilar energizing the Gin Kings with a block. He then followed it with an assist to Justin Brownlee who sank a triple.
Baskets from Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado made it a 90-78 game in favor of Ginebra.
The Fuel Masters didn’t give up after shaving Ginebra’s lead to five, 90-85, following a 7-0 run powered by John Wilson.
But Ginebra halted Phoenix’s rally once again after getting a steal that led to a Brownlee layup. Aguilar then punctuated the victory with a thunderous slam.
The Final Boxscore Results:
GINEBRA 96 – Brownlee 28, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 12, Devance 12, Mercado 12, Mariano 6, Caguioa 4, Thompson 3, Cruz 2, Marcelo 2, Helterbrand 0.
PHOENIX 87 – Phelps 24, Enciso 15, Urbiztondo 11, Buenafe 8, Wilson J. 8, Baguio 7, Lee 5, Intal 4, Miranda 2, Wilson W. 2, Cruz 1, Pennisi 0, Torres 0, Borboran 0.
Quarters: 31-18, 59-40, 78-67, 96-87