Here’s a quick rundown of what went down during Sunday’s 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup games.
Brownlee, Ginebra Net First Win
It didn’t take long before Justin Brownlee returned to his old, fiery form. Brownlee had a game-high 34 markers as Barangay Ginebra turned back the Meralco Bolts, 99-91. Brownlee, who struggled in a loss against Rain or Shine, came up clutch in regulation as he trooped to the free throw line at will. He only missed two of his 13 free throws.
Ginebra also received contributions from all fronts, including a near triple-double stat line of 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists from Scottie Thompson. All Ginebra starters scored in double digits, while Christian Standhardinger came off the bench to contribute 10 points.
Johnny O’Bryant led the Bolts with 31 points, his second 30-point outing in as many games. Allein Maliksi poured in 20 points, while Aaron Black filled out his stat sheet with 14 points, 6 boards, 9 assists, and 2 steals.
Elasto Painters notch second straight win
Coming off a morale-boosting win against Ginebra in their last game, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters carved a 106-94 victory over the listless Terrafirma Dyip. Import Steve Taylor Jr. came through with another double-double of 20 points and 24 rebounds, while young gun Gian Mamuyac came off the bench to contribute 17 markers. Rain or Shine’s second unit made a huge difference in this game, producing a total of 59 points with Mamuyac and Belga (12 points) leading the way.
On the other side, Lester Prosper had a team-high 20 points and 16 boards for Terrafirma, who suffered their third loss in as many games. In their next assignment, the Dyip will face the Bolts, while the Elasto Painters go for three straight wins against the San Miguel Beermen.