MANILA – Ginebra took Game 1 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals with a 102-90 win against TNT in front of 11,580 fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Easter Sunday night.
The Gin Kings made a mark also on the night Asia’s first-ever play-for-pay cagefest celebrated its 48th founding anniversary, holding the Tropang Giga to only 38 percent field goals and the lowest points since the PLDT franchise only tallied 85 against the same Ginebra squad in the Commissioner’s Cup.
Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 31 points on 11-for-20 field goals including 6-of-11 on threes, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Jamie Malonzo added 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and one steal, while Christian Standhardinger chipped in 16 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists.
Scottie Thompson put up a triple-double of 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson erupted for 30 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Mikey Williams added 23 points, two rebounds, and three assists for TNT. (PNA)