MANILA, Philippines-Barangay Ginebra started its title- retention proposal in vogue by warding off Rain or Shine, 116-108, in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday evening at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings rode the warm hands of Nards Pinto that kipped down 12 factors off the bench, oiling the protecting champs’ fightbacks in the benefit framework that eventually took the battle out of the Painters.
“I think just having guys like Nards (Pinto) and Scottie (Thompson), we didn’t panic when we fell behind for that short time and got back in the game,” trainer Tim Cone claimed.
Import Justin Brownlee had 29 factors and also 11 rebounds. Japeth Aguilar included 18, Thompson 15, while Jamie Malonzo and also Stanley Pringle 14 each.
Rain or Shine attracted 23 factors from import Michael Qualls, 21 from Beau Belga and also 18 even more fromRey Nambatac James Yap pumped in 11 even more in the initiative yet was barely an element when the Gin Kings came rallying back.
Ginebra in fact tracked by 9 late in the 3rd yet handled to remain in the thick of points all many thanks to Malonzo, that racked up in 8 of his total amount because duration alone.
Pinto after that came via in the following framework, tearing down a set of triples to get points going for his colleagues that eventually dealt the Painters their fourth-straight loss in as several getaways.
The Gin Kings strive winNo 2 versus NLEX this Wednesday, while Rain or Shine will certainly have almost a week to collect yourself when it returns to job versus Blackwater.
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