Justin Brownlee on subpar Game 2 performance: ‘I kinda let my team down’

TNT bounced back from a crushing loss in Game 1 of its best-of-seven championship series against Brgy. Ginebra and secured Game 2 to even the count at 1-game apiece.

While the Tropang Giga undeniably player better in the second game, a major factor that contributed to the defeat of the defending champions was the subpar performance of Justin Brownlee.

The newly naturalized Filipino led all scorers in the series opener with 31 points but couldn’t sustain the pace and was limited to just 12 on a measly 3-of-16 shooting including 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. Brownlee, however, made up for his poor shooting performance by snatching 10 rebounds, issuing 8 assists and rejecting 2 shots.

According to the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III, it was the 3-time PBA Best Import awardee’s lowest scoring output in the playoffs and 3rd lowest in a PBA game. Brownlee’s shooting clip of 18.8% was the worst in his career. To top it all off, his streak of 77-straight games with at least 1 three-pointer made also came to an end.

The Gin Kings’ resident reinforcement took the blame for the loss and credited TNT’s defense for his struggles.

“I felt like we could have come out and played a lot better, mostly myself. I felt like I kinda let my team down as an import. I had good moments in other areas but putting those common numbers for an import. I just have to be better,” said Brownlee.

“I was 3-for-16. I just have to be better. You have to give Talk ‘N Text a lot of credit. They switched their game plan as far as the way they were guarding me. Jefferson had a great game on both sides of the court. You have to give them a lot of credit for bouncing back,” he added.

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