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Ginebra Crushes San Miguel, Takes 2-0 Series Lead in Exciting Game 2 Match | PBA Semifinal Governors' Cup 2023
Barangay Ginebra faced off against San Miguel Beer at the Ynares Center in Antipolo in a highly anticipated match in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. The Gin Kings had won the opener of the series 121-112 but knew they were in for a tough challenge against a talented and experienced San Miguel team.
The game got off to an electrifying start as Ginebra raced off to an 18-1 lead, fueled by the hot shooting of Justin Brownlee and Christian Standhardinger, who each scored 32 points. Scottie Thompson also had a standout performance, contributing a triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Despite some brief rallies by San Miguel, the Gin Kings maintained their lead throughout the game, relying on their tenacious defense and multi-faceted offense to secure a crucial 121-103 victory. With the win, Ginebra took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, putting themselves in a strong position to advance to the finals.
However, head coach Tim Cone quickly cautioned against overconfidence, acknowledging that his team still had work to do to finish the series. He praised his players’ energy and two-way play but emphasized the need to stay focused and maintain their momentum going forward.
San Miguel, for their part, will be looking to regroup and come back strong in the next game of the series, which will take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. With star players like Cameron Clark, CJ Perez, and Chris Ross on their roster, they have the talent to mount a comeback and make the series interesting.
Regardless of the outcome, the matchup between these two teams has been an exciting showcase of the best the PBA offers, with high-scoring performances and intense, hard-fought battles on both ends of the court. Fans will eagerly anticipate the next game in the series, which will surely be another thrilling contest.
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