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Scottie Thompson on track of winning PBA Comm's Cup BPC

Scottie Thompson is on pace of taking another BPC award. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Scottie Thompson looks to be on his way to winning the PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference award as he is currently the de facto leader in the race.

As revealed on Saturday, while Thompson (32.1 statistical points) trails NorthPort's Robert Bolick (33.9 SPs) in statistical points, the Ginebra guard has another upper hand with him: the Gin Kings made and even won the semifinals.

Ginebra actually swept NorthPort in the conference quarterfinals, setting up a Manila Clasico semis against Magnolia that the Gin Kings won in four games.

In third is San Miguel's CJ Perez with 31.3 SPs, while another Ginebra star, Jamie Malonzo, is number four with 30.9.

Don Trollano rounds up the Top 5 with 29.1 SPs, but with NLEX not making the playoffs at all, it has virtually become a three-man battle for the BPC between Thompson, Perez, and Malonzo.

Meanwhile, Justin Brownlee will likely be named the Best Import for the mid-season conference after dominating the stats race.

Behind explosive semifinal performances, Ginebra's resident Governors' Cup import is now number one in the Commissioner's Cup Best Import race with 52.7 SPs, way ahead of Magnolia's Nick Rakocevic (45.5) and SMB's Devon Scott (44.8).

Myles Powell and Andrew Nicholson, Bay Area's American reinforcements, are not eligible for the Best Import award as guest teams will not be considered for any individual award according to PBA rules.

The BPC and the Best Import awards will be handed out on Jan. 6 before Game 4 of the championship series between the Dragons and the Gin Kings.

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