PBA: Scottie Thompson's big shots lift Ginebra past ROS

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Posted at Sep 08 2021 08:20 PM | Updated as of Sep 08 2021 10:03 PM

From the PBA's Facebook page
From the PBA's Facebook page

Barangay Ginebra fended off Rain or Shine, 83-77, to get a victory in the restart of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The Gin Kings drew big numbers from Christian Standhardinger, LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar to rebound from their shock defeat to Terrafirma.

But it was Scottie Thomson who came up with some of the biggest shots in the payoff period, going three-of-three from the perimeter to finish with 14 points.

Thomson added six rebounds, six assists and two steals for an all around performance.

"Sabi ni coach sa 'min to dig deep. Talagang grind kami sa laban na ito. Iyon naging effective and maganda ang ball movement as a team, kaya nakuha namin ang game na to," said Thompson.

Twin towers Standhardinger and Aguilar also did damage against the Elasto Painters by scoring 16 and 15, respectively.

Tenorio added 15 markers to offset Rey Nambatac's 18-point performance for Rain or Shine.

After two tight quarters, Ginebra unleashed a 12-5 run to break out of a 45-point deadlock midway in the third period.

Beau Belga was able to push the Elasto Painters to within 75-74 but the Kings retaliated with another quick 7-0 run, capped by Thompson's trey, that gave Ginebra a 82-74 breather with only 27 seconds to go.

"We did what we want to do tonight, we kept the tempo the way we wanted to play the game. We let our defense do the talking for us tonight," said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.

"We won the hustle chart... Scottie's all over the court as usual all the time. But it's a little special tonight."

The Scores :

GINEBRA 83 – Standhardinger 16, J. Aguilar 15, Tenorio 15, Thompson 14, Pringle 10, Caperal 11, Mariano 2, Dillinger 0, Devance 0, Ayaay 0

RAIN OR SHINE 77 – Nambatac 18, Asistio 14, Mocon 9, Belga 12, Torres 10, Yap 5, Borboran 4, Caracut 3, Wong 2, Guinto 0, Norwood 0, Santillan 0

Quarters : 21-23, 35-35, 57-50, 83-77