Renato Balkman delivered a magnificent performance by having 34 points and 10 rebounds to help the Petron Blaze Boosters to defeat Barangay Ginebra, 105-90, Sunday night.
Balkman showed his ability to leap as he drilled in several dunks to derail the defense of Ginebra. He also had two blocks to intensify the defense of the Blaze Boosters as Ginebra couldn't find ways to stay close before the fourth quarter.
Petron Blaze never looked back after the third quarter when they posted a 86-63 lead that put the dagger when Joseph Yeo scored a triple at the buzzer. It was a big lead for Petron that Ginebra couldn't get back into as they tried to cut that deficit into 13. However, Barangay Ginebra were running out of time to complete a rally as the Boosters stood hard not to give up the advantage.
Mark Caguioa scored 24 points for Barangay Ginebra while Tenorio had 19 points. It was difficult for Ginebra to get back into the game because of the tight defense of Petron. Though Ginebra tried their best in scoring, still it was not enough.
Fajardo was consistent in the game scoring 18 points.
Adding up to the offense of Petron was Washington who scored 14 points.
Because of Ginebra's loss, the team is in a deep hole with a 0-3 start. Meanwhile, Petron continues to be one of the favorites in this conference.
Yes, PBA will always be dramatic with Barangay Ginebra catching up in the future, but this game was totally dominated by Petron.
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