PBA: Japeth Aguilar scores 23 as Geneva beat Rain or Shine 2-0 in the opening

Japeth Aguilar gives Genebra a new lease of life.  -PBA picture

Japeth Aguilar gives Genebra a new lease of life. -PBA picture

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra won its second consecutive win in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night, holding Rain or Shine, 90-85, at the Asia Arena in the nearby city mall.

Japeth Aguilar re-enacted for Jean Kings, with 23 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots for Jean Kings.

But the coaching team knows that there is still much to be done if they want to recover the Philippine Cup.

“It’s good for us, but we have to get better as the conference progresses,” said the seasoned coach.

The Painters took a double-double and 10 rebounds of 15 points from Mike Nieto and 14 points from veteran Beau Belga, both of whom gave in a tumultuous fight in the final frame to intimidate the audience. They trailed 2-1 in the competition.

“Honestly, we were playing the swing. We want to get a big lead, we will be a little softer, and they will come back. We need to clean it up, ”said Shanku.

Ginebra played with corporate sibling Magnolia again at the MOA Arena this Sunday.

Rain or shine, meanwhile, pushes the screen-raising Phoenix Super LPG on that plaid.

Score

Barangay Janebra 90 – J. Aguilar 23, Thompson 16, Standhardinger 13, Talentino 11, Pringle 9, Tenorio 9, Caparal 4, Mariano 4, David 1, Chan 0, Pinto 0, Onubere 0.

Rain or Shine 85 – Nito 15, Belgian 14, Karakat 12, Mamuak 10, Santilan 9, Ponferada 7, Torres 7, Demusis 4, Asisto 3, Ildefenso 2, Borboran 2, Clarito

Quarters: 31-16, 45-44, 74-58, 90-85.

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