JUSTIN Brownlee came though like he always has for Barangay Ginebra, lifting his team to a 103-102 victory over Alaska to sustain its momentum in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings import completed a late three-point play that spared his team’s blushes after they saw the Aces make a late comeback and almost steal the game.
Thanks to his heroics, the Gin Kings stretched their win streak to five games after starting the conference with a loss, whiles dealing the Aces their third straight loss after starting the tournament with four successive wins.
Brownlee drove past Jefferson then leaned in for the layup and draw a foul, with the free throw he converted.
The imports switched places on the other end, but Jefferson missed a midrange jumper over Brownlee, before JVee Casio missed a potential game-winning trey for the Aces.
The Final Scoreboard Result:
GINEBRA 103 – Brownlee 37, Devance 12, Tenorio 11, Thompson 11, Caguioa 10, Ferrer 6, Mercado 6, Ellis 6, Marcelo 4, Cruz 0
ALASKA 102 – Jefferson 25, Manuel 13, Casio 12, Thoss 9, Banchero 9, Hontiveros 9, Racal 8, Exciminiano 7, Enciso 6, Pascual 4, Andrada 0, Mendoza 0
Quarterscores: 32-30, 57-56, 87-76, 103-102