Stanley Pringle is still undefeated in Manila Clasico.
The 32-year old Fil-Am proved once more to be the difference maker as Brgy. Ginebra made it two straight over Magnolia following its 85-79 victory in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal series in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Pringle scattered 18 points, including 2 off a gutsy drive to give the Gin Kings a 3-point lead with the game clock down to 2:45, as the league’s most popular team moved 1 win away from advancing to the semifinal round.
“It feels good,” said Pringle on his first playoff win in a Brgy. Ginebra uniform. “The job’s not done so not really thinking much of it. Just on to the next game.”
“I’m not really thinking about anything else. Just worry about Game Two. We will touch up on a couple of mistakes we did on defense, fix a couple of rotations. I’m just focused on the game,” added the 2018 PBA scoring champion.
Game 2 is scheduled on Tuesday, July 23 at the Big Dome with the back-against-the-wall Hotshots badly needing a win in order to extend the series to a winner-take-all match which, if ever, will be held on Thursday, July 25.