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Christian Standhardinger paces Ginebra in finals-berth clinching win over San Miguel. –PBA IMAGES

Defending champion Barangay Ginebra earned a return journey to the PBA Governors’ Cup after coming from behind to defeat San Miguel Beer, 87-85, for the sweep of their semifinal sequence on Wednesday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

Christian Standhardinger scored the go-ahead basket off a Justin Brownlee help with 3.3 seconds left and the Gin Kings marched on to the championship spherical regardless of being down by 17 early within the third quarter.

Ginebra, in search of a fifth Governors’ Cup title within the final six editions, will now have the luxurious of a protracted relaxation whereas ready for the opposite semis pairing between TNT and Meralco to conclude.

The seven-game tussle for the title of the season’s third and closing convention begins on April 9.

Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. –PBA IMAGES

Brownlee had 22 factors, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and two steals, Scottie Thompson produced 17 factors and 11 rebounds, Standhardinger put up 14 factors, 17 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

It was the primary sweep Ginebra engineered in a best-of-five sequence on the expense of a San Miguel aspect which on the flip aspect had by no means been shutout in the same situation.

San Miguel was poised to increase the showdown of sister groups to a fourth recreation when it took a 55-38 lead on a Chris Ross triple.

However Ginebra slowly received its approach again behind Brownlee, Standhardinger, Thompson, Jamie Malonzo and Jeremiah Grey, whose three put the Gin Kings forward 83-82 with lower than two minutes to go.

Brownlee’s jumper prolonged the hole to a few however Marcio Lassiter tied issues up at 85-all, time right down to 26.2 remaining. On the following play, Brownlee discovered Standhardinger beneath to interrupt the tie as Lassiter couldn’t drain a 3 earlier than the buzzer.

Import Cameron Clark completed with 16 factors and 10 rebounds and CJ Perez produced 14 factors however on a 5-of-19 capturing.

WATCH: Completely happy scenes after Barangay Ginebra advances to the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals after its semis sweep of San Miguel Beer. | @jonasterradoINQ

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The scores:

GINEBRA 87—Brownlee 22, Thompson 17, Standhardinger 14, Grey 13, Malonzo 12, Pinto 4, Pessumal 3, Mariano 2, Pringle 0.

SAN MIGUEL 85—Clark 16, Perez 14, Lassiter 13, Cruz 12, Enciso 11, Tautuaa 6, Herndon 6, Ross 5, Manuel 2.

Quarters: 17-16, 38-50, 58-70, 87-85.


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