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

NLEX import Earl Clark goes for a layup in opposition to Barangay Ginebra in 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 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser knocked down a go-ahead triple with 1:37 left in the additional interval to place his group up 119-117 earlier than the Road Warriors pressured the Gin Kings to overlook their closing 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 in 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 Road Warriors in the hunt for a spot in 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 considered one of its final two outings to get the quarterfinal incentive.

The Gin Kings’ defeat assured the Bay Area Dragons, who went 10-2, the highest seed going into the quarters.
Justin Brownlee completed with 39 factors however missed his closing 4 pictures, 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, Gray 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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