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Brownlee, Ginebra face Blackwater as action resumes

01:06 PM August 09, 2016
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Justin Brownlee can only be meaner and simply better as he’s in town for over two weeks now and has got to know a lot more about his teammates and the PBA play.

The Barangay Ginebra Kings have high expectations on their import as they plunge back into action after the PBA All-Star Weekend, going up against the Blackwater Elite at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.

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“Ano tingin niyo sa import namin? Di ba magaling,” said Ginebra top official Alfrancis Chua in a talk with a group of sportswriters in the sideline of the recently held All-Star Extravaganza.

The Kings are off to a 2-1 start with Brownlee. They gun for a third straight win and try to jack up their overall record to 4-1 as they tangle with the Elite at the resumption of the PBA Governors Cup.

Game time is at 7 p.m. with the Elite shooting for a second win in four starts.

Brownlee, a replacement to the injury-hit Paul Harris, made heads turn in a 31-point job before cramping out in his PBA debut. With Brownlee writhing in pain in the sideline, the Alaska Milk Aces escaped with a 109-100 victory over the Kings in overtime.

But the St. Johns alum has since got the Kings on track with back-to-back victories over the NLEX Road Warriors and the Meralco Bolts.

Brownlee delivered 24 points, 15 rebounds and four assists in their 85-72 whipping of the Road Warriors and churned out 26 markers, six dish-offs and three boards in their 107-93 bashing of the Bolts.

Ginebra is right behind joint leaders Mahindra (4-0) and TNT Ka Tropa (4-0) in the team standings also with heads-up games from Japeth Aguilar, Sol Mercado, LA Tenorio, Joe Devance and Chris Ellis.

 The Kings, however, have to stay focused as they could well be up for a tough challenge by the Elite and solid import Eric Dawson.

Blackwater could also be more stable with Asian import Imad Qahwash playing his second game with the team.

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The Elite are at 1-2, prevailing over the Star Hotshots and showing tough losing stands against the Road Warriors and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

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TAGS: 2016 Governors' Cup, Alfrancis Chua, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Blackwater Elite, Justin Brownlee
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