Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Ginebra nips Magnolia in low-scoring series opener

Barangay Ginebra survived Magnolia, 87-84, in game one of their best-of-five semis Clasico in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on 14 December at the Philsports Arena.

The Gin Kings survived a grueling, defensive struggle as import Justin Brownlee came up with only 11 points. Fortunately, Jaime Malonzo stepped up with a career-high playoff output.

Malonzo finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three steals while hitting all seven shots from the free throw area.

Both teams shot only 37.5 percent from the field in the series opener, but the Gin Kings got 11 more second chance points, 27-16.

The Hotshots lost import Nick Rakocevic midway the third period due to a disqualifying foul, but Barangay Ginebra just couldn’t put away its rival as Paul Lee, Aris Dionisio, Ian Sangalang and Calvin Abueva, took the cudgels in his absence.

The scores:

GINEBRA 87 – Malonzo 21, Thompson 16, Standhardinger 14, Brownlee 11, Pringle 8, Tenorio 6, J.Aguilar 6, Gray 3, Mariano 2

MAGNOLIA 84 – Lee 21, Dionisio 12, Sangalang 10, Abueva 10, Dela Rosa 7, Jalalon 6, Barroca 4, Corpuz 4, Mendoza 0, Reavis 0, Wong 0, Laput 0

QUARTERS: 24-22, 45-44, 70-67, 87-84

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...


The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...


The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....


ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...


It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...


It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...


Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.


Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...