PBA: Ginebra scores key 2-1 series lead, now a win away from finals

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Posted at Dec 18 2019 09:22 PM | Updated as of Dec 18 2019 10:55 PM

Barangay Ginebra made it two in a row against NorthPort 132-105 in Game 3 of their semifinal series to step closer to the PBA Governors Cup finals on Wednesday.

Justin Brownlee poured in 41 big ones to go with 11 rebounds, while helping out the Gin Kings post a crucial 2-1 lead in their best-of-5 series. 

Japeth Aguilar posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jeff Chan finished with 17 markers in 14 minutes of play.

This helped the wards of Tim Cone to offset Michael Qualls' 32-point output for the Batang Pier.

Ginebra played well in Game 3 and it erected a 64-48 halftime lead against NorthPort. The Kings followed it up with an 18-6 run in the third quarter and never looked back.

Christian Standhardinger finished with 20 points for the Batang Pier, who opened the series with a 124-90 win.

The scores:

Ginebra 132 - Brownlee 41, J. Aguilar 18, Chan 17, Pringle 14, Tenorio 11, Thompson 6, Mariano 6, R. Aguilar 5, Slaughter 4, Dillinger 2, Sargent 0, Caperal 0,

NorthPort 105 - Qualls 32, Standhardinger 20, Taha 15, Anthony 14, Lanete 8, Teodoro 8, Elorde 7, Cruz 5, King 2, Escoto 2.

Quarterscores: 36-31, 64-48, 100-72, 132-105.

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