Their high motor on both ends of the floor powered Ginebra in their title-clinching Game 7 win against Bay Area.
Drawing solid contributions from their key players, Barangay Ginebra turned in a convincing 114-99 win over the Bay Area Dragons in Game 7 to win the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship. Led by Justin Brownlee’s exploits, Ginebra raced to a 22-point lead in the first half.
The Dragons tried to make it interesting in the second half, cutting the deficit to 14 late in the fourth quarter. But Bay Area’s free throw woes and Brownlee’s timely buckets added another championship to Ginebra’s growing collection.
Activity and efficiency for Ginebra
Game 7 saw Ginebra mix up a perfect blend of activity and efficiency on both ends of the floor. Ginebra’s high level of motor was evident early on, from closing out on shooters to running back on defense and preventing Bay Area from getting easy transition buckets.
To top it off, the Gin Kings also had an excellent shooting night. Buoyed by quick passes (32 team assists) and crisp off-ball movement, Ginebra capitalized on their open looks, highlighted by an efficient 43% (13-30) shooting from the three-point line.