Ginebra defeats Meralco in crucial Game 5, one more win of Ginebra Gin Kings to become gov cup champion series 2016.
The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings enraptured nearby of its initial title since 2008 when outlasting Meralco, 92-81, within the crucial Game five of the Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup finals on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta bowl.
Import Justin Brownlee denote twenty-nine points and ten rebounds whereas Japeth Aguilar else sixteen points, eight rebounds and 3 blocks because the Kings took a 3-2 lead within the best-of-seven series.
Joe Devance else eleven points, eight rebounds and 6 assists. Mark Caguioa and Sol Mercado else eight to each one whereas LA Tenorio scored solely seven points, However, grabbed 5 rebounds and dish-shaped out a game-high eight assists.
Ginebra LED by double figures for a lot of the sport. They LED by as several as twenty-one points within the half as a sizzling half-moon from Brownlee and a few contributions from veterans Devance, Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand.
They led 33-19 when the primary and 54-39 at the intermission break.
Brownlee scored twenty points over the primary 2 periods.
They still LED 73-59 heading into the fourth quarter before Meralco rallied to form a game of it.
The Bolts went on a 12-4 run LED by Jimmy Alapag and Reynel Hugnatan as they came back to at intervals 5 points, 82-77, with 3 minutes remaining.
Mercado, though, created a large three-pointer And Tenorio grabbed a key rebound and created an assist to Brownlee to form it a double-digit game once more, 87-77.
Allen Durham and Chris Newsome created some huge shots to come back-back to at intervals six, 87-81.
But Scotch terrier Thompson created another clutch triple with forty-four seconds left to seal the win.
Durham LED Meralco with twenty points, eighteen rebounds and 6 assists whereas Hugnatan else seventeen markers, together with 3 triples.
GSM Meralco Game 5 Score Result
GINEBRA 92 – Brownlee 29, Aguilar 16, Devance 11, Caguioa 8, Mercado 8, Tenorio 7, Thompson 5, Cruz 2.
MERALCO 81 – Durham 20, Hugnatan 17, Hodge 10, Newsome 10, Alapag 8, Uyloan 6, Al-Hussaini 4, Amer 4, Nabong 2, Caram 0, Faundo 0.
Quarters: 33-19, 54-39, 73-59, 92-81.