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Gin Kings down Painters, move closer to top four

09:29 PM September 16, 2017

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Barangay Ginebra regained its winning ways after scraping past Rain or Shine, 89-82, to inch closer to a top four finish in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Gin Kings, again, claimed solo leadership at 8-2 but not after withstanding a fight from the Elasto Painters, who rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter.

Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 28 points and 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio hit timely baskets late to finish with 16 points.

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Scottie Thompson did a little bit of everything with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one block for the Kings, who redeemed themselves after a loss to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday.

Raymond Almazan nearly had a double-double with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Painters three nights after posting 25 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Phoenix in Antipolo.

Rain or Shine missed a chance to secure a playoff berth and fell to 5-4.

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TAGS: 2017 Governors' Cup, Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, Justin Brownlee, LA Tenorio, pba, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, ROS, Scottie Thompson
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