On Friday, April 14, Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals was held at the Araneta Coliseum. Barangay Ginebra beat TNT, 117-103, with 18 three-point shots at a 56% clip.
Stanley Pringle shot perfectly, making all seven of his field goals, including six from beyond the arc, to score 22 points and give the Gin Kings a 2-1 series lead.
Justin Brownlee returned from his disappointing 12-point game last time with 29 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Jamie Malonzo also stood out in the win, hitting 6-of-9 from deep to score 27 points.
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As red-hot as a Pringle with a perfect shooting game, In Game 3, Ginebra beats TNT.
On Friday, Stanley Pringle and Barangay Ginebra rained threes on TNT and won 117-103 at the Araneta Coliseum to get back in charge of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.
Upset Poy Erram says that a fan made fun of his family during the loss of Game 3.
Poy Erram got upset when he said a fan had said bad things about his family during TNT’s loss to Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Pringle shines in a rare start, and ‘desperate’ Ginebra gets back on track in the PBA finals.
Stanley Pringle started for the Gin Kings for the first time in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and he scored 22 points on 22 perfect shots to help them beat TNT 117-103.
At the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals features a power struggle between Barangay Ginebra and TNT.
The first game of the best-of-seven championship series was one of the Gin Kings’ first five postseason contests in which they went unbeaten. The TNT Giga tied the series at 1-1 in Game 2 with a 95-82 triumph, giving them a taste of reality.
Ginebra’s head coach, Tim Cone, said, “They turned the script on us and did everything they wanted to do, while we didn’t do anything we wanted to do.”
"It was a complete change."
Ginebra scored less than 85 points for the first time in this tournament because TNT held Gin Kings transfer Justin Brownlee to a conference-low 12 points on a career-worst 18.8% shooting.
The Tropang Giga had a strong defense and a much better attack. Five players scored in double figures, while only three did in the first game of the finals when they lost 102-90.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a player from another country, led Tropang Giga with 23 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. He also defended Brownlee, which was a double job.
"We have to play with more control and come out with more fire. We're very sad, and there's no question about that. But it's not just one game; it's series," Cone said.
Cone, on the other hand, is not bothered by the loss.
PBA Governors’ Cup 2023 Schedule (PBA Season 47)
|Game||Team||Date and Time||Court|
|FINALS GAME 1||GINEBRA vs. TNT||April 9, 2023 (6:00pm)||Sunday at Araneta|
|FINALS GAME 2||GINEBRA vs. TNT||April 12, 2023 (5:45pm)||Wednesday at Araneta|
|FINALS GAME 3||GINEBRA vs. TNT||April 14, 2023 (5:45pm)||Friday at Araneta|
|FINALS GAME 4||GINEBRA vs. TNT||April 16, 2023 (6:00pm)||Sunday at Araneta|
|FINALS GAME 5||GINEBRA vs. TNT||April 19, 2023 (6:00pm)||Wednesday at Araneta|