Brgy. Ginebra def Meralco [Finals Game 3]



As Taal Volcano spewed ashes and gases, Barangay Ginebra had its own eruption, unleashing fireballs upon fireballs in a massive final-half offense to flatten Meralco, 92-84, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ginebra ran a superb play to end the first half with a three-point play from Justin Brownlee, and the Gin Kings returned from the halftime huddle ablaze, torching the Bolts for the crucial 2-1 upper hand in their PBA Governors Cup best-of-seven finale.

Fading away from a tight first-half battle and suffering a ghastly rout, the Bolts left the Big Dome also facing uncertainty on the status of Raymond Almazan.

The 6-foot-8 center was limited to six minutes of action in Game Three, leaving the floor not to return after hurting an ankle on an awkward fall from a offensive thrust.

Upon Almazan’s exit, the Bolts actually even wiped out an 11-point deficit only to fall way behind in the third, 58-78, from which they failed to recover.

And thus the Kings are back on the driver’s seat, with a chance to build a commanding 3-1 advantage in Game Four Friday also at the Big Dome.



Date Time League Conference
January 12, 2020 6:30 pm PBA 2019 Governors' Cup Playoffs


Smart Araneta Coliseum


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