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PBA: NLEX upsets Ginebra in OT, keeping playoff hopes slim


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NLEX Import Earl Clark will face Barangay Ginebra in the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. PBA PICTURE

MANILA, Philippines—NLEX kept a slim chance of reaching the quarterfinals after Barangay Ginebra impressed with a 120-117 overtime victory in the PBA Commissioners Cup on Friday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser knocked the trio down before 1:37 in extra time to put his team ahead 119-117 before the Road Warriors forced Gin Kings to miss the final five attempts to win. an unlikely victory.

Import Earl Clark scored 37 points while Don Trollano scored 20 of his 26 points in the third inning as NLEX improved to 4-7, overcoming the skateboard by 5 games and ending a streak of 5 consecutive wins. by Ginebra.

That leaves the Road Warriors on the hunt for a spot in the quarters, needing to beat the Meralco Bolts on November 30.

“Kung baga sa isda, kumakawag-kawag pa,” said coach Frankie Lim.

Ginebra drops to fourth with 7-3, needs to beat NorthPort on Sunday and Convergence on November 30 and hope that Magnolia (8-2) beats one of the last two. to qualify for the quarterfinals.

The defeat of the Gin Kings guaranteed the Bay Area Dragons, which won 10-2, the top seed to advance to the quarterfinals.
Justin Brownlee finished with 39 points but missed his last four shots, including the one that ended the game before the whistle blew.

Scores:

NLEX 120 — Clark 37, Trollano 26, Alas 18, Nieto 10, Chua 9, Rosales 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Varilla 1, Miranda 0.

GINEBRA 117 — Brownlee 39, Thompson 17, J.Aguilar 13, Malonzo 12, Gray 11, Pringle 11, Standhardinger 9, Tenorio 5, Mariano 0.

Sets: 25-22, 54-58, 90-83, 113-113 (Reg), 120-117 (OT).

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