Prince Caperal scored 19 points to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 95-85 victory over Phoenix Super LPG on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.
Stanley Pringle added 17 points, and Christian Standhardinger chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds as the defending All-Filipino champions staved off elimination and completed the final-8 cast.
Ginebra takes on top seed TNT, which holds a twice-to-beat advantage, an incentive also granted to No. 2 Meralco, which battles NLEX.
Magnolia-Rain Or Shine, and San Miguel Beer-NorthPort are best-of-3 series.
Ginebra limped into its game at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor town, Pampanga minus Japeth Aguilar (knee injury) and Scottie Thompson (quarantine protocols).
Down 28-26, Ginebra went up 39-33, thanks to a balanced scoring effort.
Mainly with Phoenix shooter Matthew Wright struggling, Ginebra coasted to victory.
Jason Perkins finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Fuel Masters.
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