Justin Brownlee sizzled all night with 34 points as the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings survived Phoenix Fuel Masters, 101-99, at the packed Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Phoenix had a chance to send the game into overtime but Matthew Wright lost the ball on a drive in the dying seconds as the Gin Kings notched their 5th win against a single loss to move on top of the standings in the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup. The Fuel Masters meanwhile dropped to 4-2.

Ginebra won despite missing the services of 5 key players as shown below (from left) Greg Slaughter, Julian Sargent, Jervy Cruz, Japeth Aguilar and Art dela Cruz Jr.

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Scottie Thompson was named best player of the game with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Matthew Wright led Phoenix with 27 points.

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Watch this highlight play by Justin Brownlee.

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The scores:

Ginebra 101 – Brownlee 34, Devance 15, Thompson 12, Tenorio 10, Caperal 8, Ferrer 8, Mariano 6, Caguioa 4, Chan 4.

Phoenix 99 – Wright 27, Phelps 23, Abueva 17, Perkins 13, Jazul 6, Chua 5, Intal 4, Wilson 2, Alolino 2, Revilla 0.

photos by Kim Zaldivar

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