PBA: Ginebra dominates Meralco in semis opener

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra got off to a fast start, crushing Meralco, 96-79, for a 1-0 series lead in the five-game semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Angeles University Foundation.

From a slim 34-32 lead early in the second quarter, the Gin Kings pushed the tempo and went on a 14-4 run to close the period with LA Tenorio’s triple putting them head, 48-36, with 59 seconds left in the half.

Ginebra’s lead was never in peril as the Bolts never brought the deficit to single digits.

Despite the comfortable win, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone wasn’t too keen on celebrating as he and his team had a similar scenario back in the 2019 Philippine Cup wh…

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