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Ginebra finally scores Comm Cup win after beating SMB

Nuki Sabio/PBA
By Josh Castro

Ginebra barged to the win column of the PBA Commissioner's Cup with a 95-82 win against surprisingly struggling San Miguel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Gin Kings nearly lost a double-digit lead built in the second quarter as the Beermen crawled back to take a 63-62 lead in the third.

Ginebra regrouped and retook the advantage for good as its lead even ballooned to 16 with over a minute left.

Michael Dunigan led the Gin Kings, who came from back-to-back losses, with 29 points, while Greg Slaughter added 18.

Ronald Roberts made a game-high 32 points, but his star teammates Junemar Fajardo and Arwind Santos were limited to a combined 15 as the Beermen, who won the Philippine Cup last month, are now 0-2 down in the standings.

Box Scores:

Ginebra 95--Dunigan 29, Slaughter 18, Caguioa 17, Yeo 14, Mamaril 6, Tenorio 5, Aguilar 2, Ellis 2, Baracael 2, Pena 0, Urbiztondo 0, Helterbrand 0

San Miguel 82--Roberts 32, Lutz 12, Lassiter 10, Fajardo 9, Cabagnot 8, Santos 6, Tubid 5, Ross 0, Kramer 0, Reyes 0, Omolon 0, Pascual 0, Fortuna 0

Quarterscores: 27-21, 48-41, 72-66, 95-82