Brgy. Ginebra got to pole spot side by side San Miguel Beer after a second straight win in the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup with a 90-85 drubbing of Rain or Shine at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Wednesday night.
After a mere escape act versus Blackwater (85-82) in their first outing, the Kings returned a lot more fluid, leading by as many as 18 points in a dominant victory over the youthful ROS crew.
It was a collective effort that saw four starters toss in at least 11 points each and the last one narrowly missing a double-digit output.
Japeth Aguilar top scored with 23 points that went with seven rebounds, Christian Standhardinger came through with another double-double with 13 markers and 14 boards, Scottie Thompson was all over the floor collecting 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two blocks while Arjun Tolentino rifled in three treys and a total of 11 markers.
The returning Stanley Pringle was a bit off the mark but chipped in nine points, four assists and two rebounds versus the ROS side that struggled minus injury-hit top gun Rey Nambatac.
Sans Nambatac, the Elasto Painters were paced by Mike Nieto (15), Andrei Caracut (12) and Gian Mamuyac (10) as they did put up some resistance before falling to a second consecutive defeat after a triumphant season debut over Converge.
The Kings came out firing, establishing control early and getting themselves to the position that made coach Tim Cone a bit surprised and happy.