MANILA, Philippines – The NLX, 112-93, was crushed by Justin Brownlee’s hot hand in the barangay when Jean Kings booked a return trip to the PBA Governors Cup title series.
The Crowd Darlings’ favorite importer played all game with lasting brilliance, finishing with 47 points and 10 rebounds to settle four Road Warriors at Cuba’s Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Life is so much easier when you have Justin around you. What a wonderful performance, “said head coach Tim Koon.
“It simply came to our notice then. Every time he came, he surprised me even more, “he continued.
– PBA (bpbaconnect) March 30, 2022
Jean-Kings have added 20 points to double figures each with LA Tenorio, Narad Pinto and Christian Standhardinger playing in their sixth PBA final in the last six years.
“We never thought we would reach the final,” said Shanku.
“There were many reasons for their resignation at certain points in the conference but they fought all the way,” he added.
NLEX import Cameron Clarke turned out to be his best scoring performance with 34 points and 12 rebounds. But the Road Warriors saw that they were not on the same floor as Jean Kings where only Don Trolano and Justin Chua scored 10 or more.
Genebra enjoyed a big lead of 19 points in the competition.
Jean Kings will now fight the winning Magnolia-Meralco series. A doubles with the Hotshots would be the first title fight in the Governors Cup between the corporate siblings in 25 years, where a clash with the Bolts could be the fourth in their one-sided rivalry.
Barangay Genebra 112 – Brownley 47, Chan 20, Tenorio 14, Pinto 12, Standhardinger 10, Thompson 4, Talentino 3, Devans 2, R. Aguilar 0.
NLEX 93 – Clark 34, Trollano 15, Chua 10, Panimogan 9, Alas 6, Rosales 5, Ighalo 5, Saud 4, Semerad 3, Quinahan 2, Miranda 0.
Quarters: 22-22, 53-50, 84-71, 112-93
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