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Barangay Ginebra continues their winning streak and defeated the Mahindra Enforcers at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday. The Enforcers who played without one of their top local scorers in KG Canaleta who suffered from appendicitis had a great start during the first quarter but eventually lost control of the game as the Ginebra Squad surges back on top who lead with as much as 12 points. Justin Brownlee who provided outside presence made it hard for the opposing team to get back on track together with the rookie point guard Scottie Thompson who surprisingly contributed a double-double performance with 12 points and 12 boards with 3 assists. LA Tenorio who struggled to make some buckets eventually found itself contributing some shots at the later part of the game. Japeth Aguilar also one of the main man of Ginebra made its presence felt inside and outside the court in terms of offense.
The league’s crowd favorite finally gets its solo spot in the 2nd place in the PBA standings in the season ending conference. They will be having two more games before the end of the elimination games against Phoenix on Wednesday at Ynares and TNT Katropa on Sept 18 in Binan, Laguna.
Best Player of the Game : Scottie Thompson – 12 points, 12 Rebounds and 3 assists
GINEBRA 93 – Brownlee 27, Aguilar 19, Thompson 12, Caguioa 9, Slaughter 7, Mercado 5, Tenorio 4, Cruz 4, Devance 2, Helterbrand 2, Marcelo 2, Mariano 0.
MAHINDRA 86 – White 23, Taha 20, Aguilar 10, Revilla 10, Ramos 7, Digregorio 5, Galanza 4, Bagatsing 3, Agovida 2, Guinto 2, Ballesteros 0, Jaime 0, Mandani 0.
Quarters: 20-22, 43-34, 63-60, 93-86