Semis series , results, full games Brgy. Ginebra vs Star Hotshots PBA Philippine Cup Semifinals ‘gin kings’ Feb 9, 2017 match-up schedules today Feb. 09, 2017.
PBA Philippine Cup 2016-2017 Updates & Results (February 9) Manila Clasico 2017: Purefoods Star Hotshots defeated Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 78-74 to gain a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Semifinals on Thursday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
The Hotshots star hit a spinning floater in the lane with the shotclock running down to give his team a four-point edge, moments after putting his team up for good with a three-pointer a few possessions back at the start of the best-of-seven series.
The high-scoring Hotshots stretched their winning streak to seven games, and after averaging a 27-point winning margin in that span, managed to emerge victorious in a close and low-scoring battle for a change.
The Hotshots’ defense certainly held the fort as no one from the Gin Kings scored more than 12 points, limiting them to 38-percent shooting from the field overall.
On offense, Lee shone brightest as he finished with a game-high 18 points on top of five boards, one assist, and one steal in 38 minutes, while backcourt partner Mark Barroca added 17 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes.
The Final Scoreboard Result:
STAR 78 – Lee 18, Barroca 17, Pingris 9, Sangalang 8, Maliksi 7, Jalalon 6, Melton 5, Reavis 5, dela Rosa 2, Ramos 1, Brondial 0.
GINEBRA 74 – Ellis 12, Aguilar 11, Cruz 10, Mercado 10, Tenorio 8, Thompson 7, Ferrer 7, Marcelo 5, Mariano 4.
Quarters: 14-19, 37-38, 60-58, 78-74.