Brownlee sizzles as Gin Kings scorch Magnolia in win

JUSTIN BROWNLEE scored a new career high 49 points to buoy Ginebra over Magnolia Hotshots. (PBA Images)

By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

GINEBRA Gin Kings blew out the Magnolia Hotshots, 102-81, behind Justin Brownlee’s new career high of 49 points in the highly-anticipated Manila Clasico of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on July 7, 2019.

The Tim Cone-led Kings had trouble as the Hotshots went on a 10-0 run in the opening quarter.

Brownlee responded and fired on all cylinders to bring back Ginebra into contention.

The first half was a low scoring contest with Magnolia ahead by only a point, 47-46.

In the third frame, the Gin Kings caught fire and torched the Hotshots by scoring 38 baskets and established a 14-point cushion, 78-64.

Fueled and confident, the Gin Kings sustained their firepower and never looked back until the final whistle.

James Farr of the Hotshots had a solid game and delivered his best output offensively, scoring 34 points and grabbing 21 big boards.

Japeth Aguilar defended Ginebra’s paint by blocking 3 shots while adding 18 points on the side.

Mark Barocca and Ian Sangalang were the only locals for the Hotshots to score in double figures, 16 and 14 baskets, respectively.



Ginebra – Brownlee 49, Aguilar 18, Pringle 13, Tenorio 12, Thompson 5, Slaughter 2, Mariano 2, Caguioa 1, Caperal 0, Devance 0.

Magnolia – Farr 34, Barroca 16, Sangalang 14, Jalalon 8, Lee 5, Brondial 4, Melton 0, Herndon 0, Pingris 0.