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Ginebra whips Meralco behind 2nd half turnaround

Justin Brownlee, tired and all from Gilas duties, still soars for the dunk. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Ginebra turned things around in the second half to edge Meralco, 112-107, in their PBA Governors' Cup game on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

After letting the Bolts score 37 points in the first quarter, the Gin Kings slowed them down in the next two quarters, holding them to just 43 combined points.

They then erupted for 36 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback.

Christian Standhardinger led Ginebra, which is now in third place at 5-2, with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

Justin Brownlee, fresh from a 41-point explosion for Gilas Pilipinas against Jordan on Monday night, added 29 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and one block.

KJ McDaniels put up 28 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks, while Allein Maliksi added 23 points and four rebounds for Meralco, which fell to 5-4.

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