MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra overcame a twice-to-beat disadvantage and stunned TNT, 115-95, to earn its semifinal berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, March 19.
Only one team from the last two PBA champions will advance to the Governors’ Cup semifinals as Barangay Ginebra and TNT tangle in a do-or-die duel on Saturday, March 19.
Defending Governors’ Cup champion Gin Kings forced a sudden death after beating the twice-to-beat Tropang Giga for the first time this season, 104-92, in the quarterfinal opener.
All eyes will be on the duo of Justin Brownlee and Scottie Thompson after they towed Ginebra with a pair of brilliant performances.
Brownlee erupted for 38 points on top of 12 rebounds, while Thompson punished TNT with a near triple-double of 23 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists.
On the other side, the Tropang Giga expect star guard Mikey Williams to hit his mark after struggling in their playoff-opening defeat, churning out 19 points on 18 shots.
Game time is 4 pm.