Ginebra Completes Unprecedented 3-Game Sweep of San Miguel | Road to PBA Finals 2023
Barangay Ginebra’s road to the PBA Governors’ Cup finals was not easy, but their impressive performance and determination throughout the season have paid off. The team’s Never-Say-Die (NSD) spirit, which is synonymous with their brand of basketball, was on full display in their game against San Miguel Beer. This NSD spirit is a trademark of Ginebra, and it is a belief that no matter how tough the situation is, the team will always find a way to win.
Ginebra’s win over San Miguel Beer in the semifinals was particularly remarkable. The team found themselves down by seven points with just over three minutes left in the game, but they did not give up. Instead, they dug deep and found a way to overcome the deficit. Brownlee, Thompson, and Standhardinger, who all recorded double-doubles in the game, stepped up and made crucial plays down the stretch.
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Standhardinger’s game-winning shot, set up by Brownlee, was the icing for Ginebra. It was a fitting end to a thrilling game and a testament to the team’s resilience and fighting spirit. The victory over San Miguel Beer means that Ginebra has made it to the finals for the fifth time in six seasons. It is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the team’s consistency and quality.
Ginebra will now face Meralco or TNT in the championship round as they aim for a three-peat in the PBA Governors’ Cup. Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain – Ginebra will continue to play with their trademark NSD spirit, which has served them well over the years. Coach Tim Cone deserves credit for instilling this belief in his players and his ability to get the best out of his team when it matters most. With the finals just around the corner, Ginebra hopes to continue their winning and add another title to their impressive collection.
Player of the Game
In PBA Game 3 between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer, Scottie Thompson was named Player of the Game for his outstanding performance. Thompson recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing ten rebounds while dishing out seven assists and getting three steals. He was instrumental in Ginebra’s comeback victory, making crucial plays on both courts ends. Thompson’s energy and tenacity were on full display as he hustled for loose balls and made key defensive stops. His performance was a testament to his all-around skills as a player, and his contributions were crucial in securing the victory for his team.
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