#PBA2016 Govs’ Cup Roundup: July 27, 2016

Images from the PBA/Inquirer.

It was a wicked Wednesday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup as Mahindra booked a franchise record 3-0 conference start, while Ginebra notched win #2 at the expense of NLEX.

Game Capsules (adapted from Interaksyon): 

MAHINDRA ENFORCER over SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN, 105-103
Box Scores. 

The Mahindra Enforcer survived a 43-point explosion from AZ Reid to notch a 105-103 win over defending champions San Miguel Beermen and get off to a 3-0 start in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

James White countered Reid’s superb performance with 34 points and 11 rebounds, and he also defended the Beermen import’s attempt on a game-winning triple which would have completed San Miguel’s rally.


The Enforcer are now the solo leaders at 3-0, their best start in their young franchise.

KG Canaleta added 17 points for Mahindra, which also got 12 markers from Paulo Taha.

It was also fitting that the Enforcer nailed the big win in front of its listed head coach Manny Pacquiao, who attended his team’s game live for the first time since the Philippine Cup.

Alex Cabagnot finished with 15 points, while June Mar Fajardo chipped in 13 points and 10 boards for San Miguel, which fell to 2-1.

Lines of the Game: 
James White (MAH) - 34pts, 11rebs, 2asts, 1stl, 15/25 FGs.
AZ Reid (SMB) - 43pts, 11rebs, 3asts, 1stl, 5 triples, 17/33 FGs.

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BGY. GINEBRA GIN KINGS over NLEX ROAD WARRIORS, 85-72
Box Scores. 

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel returned to the winning track, needing a fourth quarter rally to trounce the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-72, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Justin Brownlee scored 24 points and 14 rebounds to help Ginebra recover from its last loss and improve to 2-1.

Japeth Aguilar finished with 14 points and also contributed huge baskets down the stretch that ignited Ginebra’s late rally.

Joe Devance and LA Tenorio also contributed 10 points apiece. Scottie Thompson, the only rookie to be named a PBA All-Star starter this year, collected eight points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

Henry Walker paced the Road Warriors with 18 points and 13 boards. Sean Anthony was the only other NLEX player in double digits with 14 markers.

NLEX, which missed the services of the suspended Asi Taulava, who got into a fight last outing, suffered its second straight loss to settle for a 1-2 slate.

Lines of the Game: 
Justin Brownlee (GIN) - 24pts, 15rebs, 4asts, 2blks, 1stl, 3 triples.
Henry Walker (NLX) - 18pts, 13rebs, 1blk, 1ast, 2 triples.

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