PBA: Ginebra boosts playoff hopes, nips Phoenix in comeback win

Ginebra guard Stanley Pringle.

Ginebra guard Stanley Pringle. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra momentarily took the all-important eighth spot after a gritty 94-87 win over Phoenix in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The Gin Kings, who lost three of their last four, hiked their record to 4-5 with two games remaining in their schedule while the Fuel Masters, who were carrying back-to-back wins prior to the match, dropped to ninth with a 4-6 slate.

Stanley Pringle and LA Tenorio went to work in the dying moments of the game as the two put on a 7-0 closing run to complete the Gin Kings’ comeback.

Tenorio’s triple gave the Gin Kings a 92-87 buffer with a minute to play before Pringle sank the dagger jumper from the baseline with 31.8 seconds remaining in the game.

“This was a big game, we need that to obviously not just to move up the standings but to create something positive around the team,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “This is a tough situation. When you start to lose everything starts to weigh on you.”

The Gin Kings, however, are still in a dangerous spot as a loss could send them out of the playoff picture.

Ginebra’s roster is also on the edge as 6-foot-9 power forward Japeth Aguilar is out for the foreseeable future to a sprain in his MCL.

With Aguilar out, the interior responsibility fell solely on Christian Standhardinger but the 6-foot-9 center delivered with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals.

Pringle lit up for 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting with seven boards while Tenorio, who went 0-of-13 in the previous game, added 23 points while going 6-of-11 from deep.

Jason Perkins had a team-high 30 points and eight rebounds for the Fuel Masters who have just one more game left on their schedule.


Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

Read Next

Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Source link


Next Post

Springboks make two changes to face Australia in Rugby Championship; Lood de Jager out injured | Rugby Union News

Wed Sep 15 , 2021
Share on Facebook Tweet it Share on Reddit Pin it Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber makes two changes to his squad to face Australia in the Rugby Championship, live on Sky; Lock Lood de Jager drops out after concussion, with Marvin Orie in; Prop Trevor Nyakane in at loosehead; Steven […]