The Rundown From PBA Sunday: Scottie Thompson’s Corner Trey Caps Ginebra Comeback

A game-winning trey by Scottie Thompson highlights Barangay Ginebra’s furious comeback against the San Miguel Beermen in the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

scottie thompson
Photo from PBA Images

Scottie Thompson Comes Up Clutch

Behind the heroics of Justin Brownlee and Scottie Thompson, Barangay Ginebra came up with an inspiring 97-96 comeback victory over the San Miguel Beermen. Brownlee’s all-around work on offense proved to be the catalyst, as he produced 33 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals. Thompson did his own damage on both ends, tallying 14 points, 6 boards, 6 assists, and 5 steals.

The Beermen controlled the game in the first three quarters, as their defense made things really difficult for the Gin Kings. Ginebra was held below 20 points in the first and third quarter, as SMB erected a 17-point advantage entering the payoff period.

But Ginebra turned the tables in the fourth quarter, as they relied on Brownlee’s offense and solid team defense to storm back into the contest. Ginebra eventually got its first taste of the lead thanks to a Thompson corner triple with a shade under five seconds remaining on the game clock. SMB failed to get a shot off on the other end, giving Ginebra their fifth win in seven games.

Devon Scott played the whole game and finished with a double-double of 26 points and 21 rebounds. San Miguel falls to a 3-4 record.

Magnolia's Defense Proves Too Much for Blackwater

The Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots leaned on their superb defense to cruise to a 91-69 win over the Blackwater Bossing. Nick Rakocevic and Ian Sangalang led the Hotshots on offense, as they both tallied 17 markers in the win. Jio Jalalon had his fingerprints on both sides of the ball, stuffing the stat sheet with 13 points, six boards, nine assists, and four steals.

But defense was the name of the game for Magnolia, as they forced Blackwater to commit 22 turnovers. Only two Blackwater players scored in double digits, with Renato Ular scoring 14 and Trevis Jackson putting up 10 markers off the bench.

Magnolia sits atop the standings with a 6-1 slate, while Blackwater drops to 3-6.

By the Numbers

  • 19

    Normally a team who takes good care of the ball, SMB compiled 19 turnovers in last night's loss to Ginebra. They average only 13.0 turnovers prior, so this might be just a bump in the road. Still, there's tons of good stuff to build on for the Beermen, particularly their solid defense in the first three quarters.

  • +10

    John Pinto was a +10 in plus/minus, as he logged quality minutes for the Gin Kings. The plus/minus is not necessarily a definitive stat, but Pinto was impactful on both ends, tallying three assists, two steals, and not a single turnover in 19 minutes of play.

  • 50%

    Magnolia's Jerrick Ahanmisi is turning it up in the last three games, shooting 50% (14 attempts) from three-point land and averaging 11.6 points. This is by far the most productive stretch of Ahanmisi's young career, and it's a welcome sight for a Magnolia squad that needs more spacing on offense.

Share this on:

More articles