Although lost the chance to grab a 2-0 series lead, Barangay Ginebra’s import Justin Brownlee continue to display his awesome shooting from the field.
“Man, the defending champs happened,” Brownlee said after his Gin Kings got lambasted by the Beermen in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, 134-109.
“They came out and played tough, played very hard and tonight, showed why they’re winning a lot of championships in the past,” he added.
The foreign hire who helped Ginebra to win the 2016 and 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup trophies had a stellar performance with his 29 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 39 minutes of play. Unfortunately, in that game, no local players in Ginebra squad shown consistent scoring as all of them struggled to find their respective basketball grooves.
Likewise, coach Tim Cone boys weren’t careful on protecting the ball as they committed 19 turnovers which led to San Miguel 27 points.
Still, Brownlee is so optimistic and considered what transpired in Game 2 will be their team’s learning curve.
“We just made a lot of mistakes, especially early on turning the ball over. Of course, when you turn the ball over, you try to get it back. I think that’s where some of the fouls came,” said Brownlee.
If the first two games of this championship round were all ended up in a blowout, this upcoming Game 3 will be a close-game according to Brownlee.
“We expect it to be hard, tough, and we expect every game to be close. The only thing we expect is to come out with a one-point win,” he said. “We know from hereon, it’s gonna be tough because it’s not gonna be easier.”