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PBA: Justin Brownlee wins Best Import, Scottie Thompson is BPC as Ginebra sweeps Govs' Cup individual awards

Before Game 4 of the finals, Ginebra already scored twin victories on Wednesday night. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Ginebra scored a sweep of the individual awards for the PBA Governors' Cup as Scottie Thompson finally won a Best Player of the Conference award and Justin Brownlee finally won a Best Import award in his usual playground.

Thompson prevailed in the BPC race after beating TNT's Mikey Williams, NorthPort's Robert Bolick and Arwind Santos, and Phoenix's Matthew Wright by a virtual landslide.

Thompson amassed a total of 1,128 points after the votes from the media, players, and the PBA Commissioner's Office were tallied and compiled with their statistical points.

For his win, Thompson also received PHP50,000.

Williams, the Philippine Cup BPC and the current rookie-MVP frontrunner, is a far second with 699 points.

Bolick, the stats leader up to the semifinals despite his team making an early exit from the Governors' Cup, ended up in third place with 581 points, while his fellow Batang Pier Santos was fourth with 428.

Wright finished fifth with 416 points.

Thompson, who was second in the statistical race, got all but two of the first-place votes from the media, all but three first-place votes from the players, and also the first-place vote from the Commissioner's Office to secure his BPC plum.

Williams, third in the stats race, won the second-place votes, while Bolick got the third-place votes of the media and players.

The PBA's third-place vote went to Santos, which eventually decided who among him and Wright will finish fourth in the BPC race.

It was also a landslide win for Brownlee, whose points collected also nearly doubled that of his closest opponent.

Brownlee finished with 1,275 points as he swept the first-place finishes in the stats race and the media, player, and league votes.

Magnolia's Mike Harris prevailed over Meralco's Tony Bishop in a tight race for second place with Harris tallying 795 points and Bishop getting 739.

Despite only getting the third-place votes from the players and the PBA Commissioner's Office, Harris' second-place finish in the stats and the media votes was enough to beat Bishop, second in player and league votes but third in stats and media votes, for the first runner-up honors.

Cameron Clark, despite only playing for NLEX during the playoffs, finished fourth with 443 points.

Brownlee, who was the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Import, finally won the Best Import award i the conference where he is more known for after playing second fiddle to former Meralco import Allen Durham in his previous occasions.

Thompson and Brownlee both received their awards before their Gin Kings face the Bolts in Game 4 of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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