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Ginebra sweeps PBA Comm's Cup individual awards as Scottie Thompson named BPC, Justin Brownlee is Best Import

Ginebra teammates join Scottie Thompson and Justin Brownlee in receiving their awards. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—Ginebra scored early wins just before Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals as their two current superstars, Scottie Thompson and Justin Brownlee, ruled the individual awards.

Brownlee was the first to claim silverware, winning the Best Import of the Conference plum for the mid-season conference.

The six-foot-five swingman once again showed that he can thrive in the tournament allowing teams to sign imports at 6-feet-10 maximum, beating Magnolia's Nick Rakocevic and San Miguel's Devon Scott for his third Best Import award, second in the Commissioner's Cup.

Brownlee dominated the statistical points race with 829 points, and he also swept the media and player votes with all 30 reporters and 13 player representatives giving him the first-place votes for 460 more points for a total of 1,289.

Rakocevic finished second with 940 points, while Scott is third with 788.

On the other hand, Thompson won his second BPC award as the media and player votes favored him.

Despite finishing second to NorthPort's Robert Bolick in the SP race, Thompson swept the first-place votes from the media and got 12 first-place votes from the players, and finished with 917 points.

It was actually a 1-2 finish for the Gin Kings as Jamie Malonzo got all the second-place votes from the media and the other first-place vote and 11 second-place votes from the players to second overall with 673 points.

Bolick finished third with 558 points, while San Miguel's CJ Perez is fourth with 452 points and NLEX's Don Trollano is fifth with 417.

Brownlee and Thompson received their awards prior to tip-off on Friday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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