The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel surely got their money’s worth on import Justin Brownlee.
The PBA’s most popular franchise had to dig deep against sister team San Miguel Beermen over the weekend, earning a 110-107 wire-to-wire victory in overtime. The thrilling victory also marked another milestone for the storied franchise, as they notched their 1,000th win in the process.
Aiming to secure their third win of the Commissioner’s Cup against the deadly Beermen, coach Tim Cone played Brownlee throughout the entirety of the 53-minute contest. The do-it-all forward responded with yet another well-rounded performance, as he filled up the stat sheet for the Gin Kings.
The 31-year-old Tifton, Georgia-native scored a game-high 39 markers on an efficient 59 percent from the field (16-of-27 FG). He made 14 of his 21 shots from the interior (66 percent) and drained two of his six total attempts from downtown (33 percent). He also missed only one of his six total attempts from the charity stripe (83 percent).
Brownlee was also active on the boards collecting 15 big rebounds, with 14 of those coming on the defensive side. He turned the ball over four times, but also still managed to dish out five dimes.
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Despite expending tons of energy on offense, Brownlee did not slack off on the other end, completing a steal and two blocks.
With five games left for Ginebra in the eliminations, expect the one-time Best Import of the Conference winner to amp up his production even more to help his team punch a ticket to the postseason.
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