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PBA: NLEX upsets Ginebra in OT, retains slim playoff hopes alive


NLEX import Earl Clark goes for a layup in opposition to Barangay Ginebra within the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—NLEX saved its slim possibilities of making the quarterfinals alive after beautiful Barangay Ginebra with a 120-117 additional time victory within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at Philsports Area in Pasig Metropolis.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser knocked down a go-ahead triple with 1:37 left within the further interval to place his staff up 119-117 earlier than the Highway Warriors compelled the Gin Kings to overlook their ultimate 5 makes an attempt to tug off an unlikely victory.

Import Earl Clark scored 37 factors whereas Don Trollano sizzled for 20 of his 26 within the third as NLEX improved to 4-7, snapping a five-game skid whereas ending Ginebra’s streak of 5 straight wins.

That saved the Highway Warriors within the hunt for a spot within the quarters, needing to defeat the Meralco Bolts on Nov. 30.

“Kung baga sa isda, kumakawag-kawag pa,” stated coach Frankie Lim.

Ginebra dropped to 7-3 for fourth spot, needing to beat NorthPort on Sunday and Converge on Nov. 30 and hope that Magnolia (8-2) drops one among its final two outings to get the quarterfinal incentive.

The Gin Kings’ defeat assured the Bay Space Dragons, who went 10-2, the highest seed going into the quarters.
Justin Brownlee completed with 39 factors however missed his ultimate 4 photographs, together with a game-tying three earlier than the horn.

The Scores:

NLEX 120 — Clark 37, Trollano 26, Alas 18, Nieto 10, Chua 9, Rosales 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Varilla 1, Miranda 0.

GINEBRA 117 — Brownlee 39, Thompson 17, J.Aguilar 13, Malonzo 12, Grey 11, Pringle 11, Standhardinger 9, Tenorio 5, Mariano 0.

Quarters: 25-22, 54-58, 90-83, 113-113 (Reg), 120-117 (OT).

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