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Jamie Malonzo waxes hot as Ginebra spoils Robert Bolick's return to NorthPort to go 3-0

Jamie Malonzo skies high to keep Ginebra perfect. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Jamie Malonzo came out firing on Friday night as Ginebra spoiled the return of Robert Bolick and Kevin Murphy's NorthPort debut with a 115-100 win in their PBA Governors' Cup battle at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Malonzo finished with 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks, but more importantly, the Gin Kings pulled away in the final three quarters, outscoring the Batang Pier, 100-75, after they were held to just 15 in the first quarter.

Justin Brownlee finished with a triple-double of 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists with three steals for Ginebra, which remained undefeated at 3-0 ahead of a grudge match against sister team-slash-archrival Magnolia on Sunday night also at the MOA Arena.

Murphy made 38 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block for NorthPort, but he went 16-for-41 from the field as his team fell to the bottom of the team standings at 0-5.

Bolick, who re-signed with the team for the rest of the conference, added 30 points, five rebounds, three assists, and one steal off the bench.

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