WATCH: Brgy. Ginebra vs Meralco Highlights [SF Game 5 | PBA S48 PH Cup | May 26, 2024]

Brgy. Ginebra showcased a remarkable performance led by Christian Standhardinger, as they overcame a 15-point deficit to secure a thrilling 89-84 victory against Meralco at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday.

With this win, Ginebra now holds a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series of the PBA 48th Season Philippine Cup semifinals.

Standhardinger delivered an outstanding performance with 34 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, guiding the Gin Kings to take the series lead. The team has the opportunity to clinch the series and advance to the finals against San Miguel on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

After falling behind 59-44 in the third quarter, Ginebra staged a remarkable comeback and managed to reduce the deficit to just two points, 69-67, courtesy of a buzzer-beating three-pointer by LA Tenorio. The Gin Kings then surged ahead with a 9-0 run, fueled by Standhardinger’s clutch midrange jumpers, to take an 82-79 lead.

Despite Meralco’s efforts to level the score, key plays from Japeth Aguilar and Scottie Thompson allowed Ginebra to regain control of the game.

Following their dominant 90-71 victory in the previous game, Ginebra has now secured back-to-back wins in the series.

Maverick Ahanmisi contributed 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Aguilar posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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