#PBA2015 Govs Cup Roundup: June 14, 2015

The 2015 PBA Govs’ Cup got even more interesting as GlobalPort moved within half a game of third place, while Meralco tied ROS at fifth spot after beating the skidding Ginebra Gin Kings.

Game recap (adapted from Interaksyon):

Box scores.
Jarrid Famous put up some monster numbers for GlobalPort while Terrence Romeo came alive at just the right time, leading the Batang Pier to a 102-94 victory over the Kia Carnival on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Famous scored 30 points and grabbed 37 big rebounds alongside 3 blocks in a huge effort for the Batang Pier. The GlobalPort import nearly matched the entire Kia team’s rebounding output of 40 all by his lonesome.

In fact, his total was the most in a single game since Ginebra import Michael Hackett set the PBA record of 45 rebounds in November of 1985, almost 30 years ago, according to PBA head of statistics Fidel Mangonon III.

Romeo, meanwhile, scored 27 points, 13 of those in the fourth quarter. He hit three triples in the fourth period, including one with 29 seconds remaining that all but put the game away for the Batang Pier.

GlobalPort improved to 6-4 with one game left to play while Kia dropped down to .500 with a 4-4 mark.

The Carnival were paced by Hamady N’Diaye’s 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Karl Dehesa added 20 markers off the bench.

Line of the Game: Jarrid Famous (GLO) - 30pts, 37rebs, 3blks.

Jarrid Famous put up a whale of a game as GlobalPort beat Kia.

Karl Dehesa stepped up off the bench for the Carnival.

Terrence Romeo waxed hot in the fourth period to put away Kia.

Box scores.
The Meralco Bolts survived a couple of blunders in the end-game to outlast Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 102-99, and register their fifth win in PBA Governors’ Cup action Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Import Andre Emmett finished with 34 points and made crucial baskets down the stretch, but he missed a free throw on his team’s last possession, which opened the door for Ginebra’s potential game-tying try.

Sol Mercado, however, missed his triple as time expired.

Meralco improved to 5-4, while Ginebra remained in the bottom half of the standings with 3-6.

Both teams engaged in a highly heated battle all throughout which even led to an altercation in the third period. Jared Dillinger and Mercado confronted each other after physical play and had to be separated.

Both of them got a technical, as well as Gary David, who tried to get into the scuffle.

Dillinger, Reynel Hugnatan, and Seiya Ando scored 12 markers apiece for Meralco, which grabbed a share of fifth place

Johnson led the way for Ginebra with 25 points, but only five other Gin Kings scored a basket. The loss put Ginebra at 10th place and in danger of getting eliminated early.

Line of the Game: Andre Emmett (MER) - 34pts, 4rebs, 4asts, 1stl, 1blk, 13/26 FGs.

Andre Emmett led Meralco to a big win over Ginebra.

Gary David caught fire at the right time for the Bolts.

Gregzilla had 21 points and 6 rebounds in 33 minutes of play for the Gin Kings.

All images from the PBA.

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