Justin Brownlee Vows to Bounce Back After Worst Shooting Performance | PBA GOVERNORS' CUP FINALS 2023

Justin Brownlee is a well-known resident import for the Barangay Ginebra team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Brownlee had his worst shooting performance in PBA history in a recent game against the TNT Tropang Giga during the Governors’ Cup finals. He only managed to shoot 18.8% from the field, which resulted in the Kings’ offensive struggle and a 95-82 loss to the Tropang Giga, which tied the series at 1-1.

The 34-year-old player finished the game with 12 points on 3-of-16 shooting, including 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. It also marked the end of his streak of 77 games, where he made at least one three-point attempt since the 2019 Governors’ Cup. Despite his performance, Brownlee could still contribute to the team in other areas by grabbing 12 rebounds, issuing eight assists, and blocking two shots.

However, the team was still hoping for more from him, especially after his impressive performance in the series opener, where he fired 17 of his 31 points in the first quarter en route to a 102-90 win. Brownlee acknowledged his disappointment in his performance, stating that he felt like he let his team down as an import, “I felt like I could have come out and played a lot better, mostly myself. I felt like I let my team down as an import. I had good moments in other areas, but I have to improve putting those common numbers for an import.”

Despite his poor performance, Brownlee credited his opponent, TNT’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, for playing excellent defense against him. Brownlee believes that TNT’s game plan changed, especially in how they guarded him, making it more difficult for him to score.

On a positive note, Brownlee is known for bouncing back from his struggles, and his coach, Tim Cone, expressed his confidence in him. “I never worried about him having a tough night because he always responds for us,” said Cone. “We’re not worried about Justin. He’s the last of our worries.” Fans and supporters of Barangay Ginebra are looking forward to seeing a better performance from Brownlee in the next game.