Brgy. Ginebra reminded everyone it still is the defending PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion, and Justine Brownlee still the reigning Best Import of the conference.
The Kings brought down the San Miguel Beermen in overtime, 110-107, behind the tireless effort of Brownlee on both ends of the floor to help the reigning champion end a two-game skid Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Brownlee played the entire 53 minutes of the nip and tuck affair on Father’s Day, hitting a big three-pointer in the extra period that allowed the Kings to finally take control, 107-102.
The prolific import finished with a game-high 39 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists in Ginebra’s third win in six outings.
“Just two heavyweights going at it,” said coach Tim Cone in the post-game interview.
The Barangay Ginebra coach admitted he apologized to Brownlee before the start of the overtime period for not giving him even a minute of relief.
Cone said the import didn’t mind it.
Brgy. Ginebra 110 – Brownlee 39, Tenorio 16, Slaughter 13, Thompson 13, Mercado 12, Aguilar 9, Ferrer 5, Devance 3.
San Miguel 107 – Rhodes 34, Cabagnot 21, Lassiter 15, Fajardo 13, Ross 11, Standhardinger 10, Pessumal 3, Rosser 0, Santos 0.
Quarterscores: 15-26; 48-50; 80-77; 99-99 (reg); 110-107.