Christian Standhardinger and Jamie Malonzo poured in stellar performances in Ginebra’s big win against Blackwater.
Standhardinger, Ginebra get going on offense
Behind efficient performances from Christian Standhardinger and Jamie Malonzo, Barangay Ginebra ended their two-game skid with a 119-93 win over the Blackwater Bossing. Standhardinger imposed his presence down low, pouring in a game-high 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting. Malonzo hit five treys on his way to a 25-point outing, while Ginebra import Justin Brownlee added 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Ginebra climbs to a 4-2 record, while Blackwater drops to a 1-7 slate. With only three more games left on their schedule, Blackwater’s chances of making the playoffs have slimmed even more.
TNT takes solo lead
It was a nip-and-tuck battle, but a buzzer-beating putback from Calvin Oftana lifted the TNT Tropang Giga to a 105-103 victory over the San Miguel Beermen. Oftana finished with an all-around outing of 14 points, 10 boards, and 6 assists, joining forces with Jayson Castro’s 21 markers to lead TNT’s second unit.
Cameron Clark and CJ Perez combined for 55 points for the Beermen, who now hold a 7-2 record. Meanwhile, the Tropang Giga take solo lead in the standings with an impressive 8-1 slate.