NLEX stifles defending champ Barangay Ginebra



MANILA, Philippines — NLEX received its first win of the yr stomping down Barangay Ginebra, 94-75, within the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports activities Area in Pasig.

The Highway Warriors bounced again from their 83-82 heartbreaker of their first sport and within the course of spoiled Christian Standhardinger’s debut for the Gin Kings.

NLEX, after holding a slim 41-35 lead on the finish of the primary half, clamped down on the Gin Kings within the third holding Ginebra to a 33.3 p.c taking pictures, 7-of-21, within the penultimate body.

Anthony Semerad capped off an 11-0 NLEX run with a three-pointer for his or her 70-50 lead with two minutes left within the third.

Kevin Alas completed with a game-high 20 factors for the Highway Warriors whereas Kiefer Ravena added 19 factors and 5 assists.

JR Quiñahan pitched in together with his double-double of 10 factors and 10 rebounds for NLEX.

Japeth Aguilar had 15 factors and 5 rebounds to guide Ginebra whereas Standhardinger had eight factors and 10 rebounds in his first sport for his new membership.


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