BARANGAY Ginebra reasserted its mastery of Meralco, rolling to AN 83-72 triumph in their PBA Philippine Cup game at the University of San Agustin gymnasium in Iloilo on Saturday night. The Gin Kings erased AN early double-digit deficit as they leaned on a late surge to induce back on the winning track when their repetition of the Governors’ Cup Finals wherever Ginebra all over AN eight-year title drought.
Joe Devance showed the approach with nineteen points and 6 boards, whereas Japeth Aguilar placed on the finishing touches with 5 straight points that gave the Gin Kings a 79-65 lead within the last 2 minutes as they moved back to .500 with a fair 4-4 win-loss record. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and also the Meralco Bolts meet for the primary time since their epic finals clash months agone as they figure in an Oppo PBA Philippine Cup distant clash on Saturday in Iloilo town.
Ginebra and Meralco tangle at five p.m. in a very repetition of the thrilling Governors’ Cup finals last Oct. Their duel was one for the books, as each game of the beating series left fans on the sting of their seats. it absolutely was absolutely capped off by import Justin Brownlee’s sensational buzzer-beater in Game Six that handed Ginebra its initial trophy in eight years.
But quick forward to a few months and each groups are so much aloof from their championship forms. The Gin Kings (3-4) area unit troubled to induce their rhythm within the Philippine Cup and hasn’t extremely kicked off.