Despite getting the win, Justin Brownlee rued Barangay Ginebra’s missed free throws in their Manila Clasico encounter against the Star Hotshots in the Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday.
The Gin Kings missed a total of 18 free throws out of their 30 attempts. Still, they managed to escape with a 105-101 overtime win.
Brownlee said he expects the team to undergo free throw refreshers in the team’s upcoming practices.
“We missed, I don’t know, how many free throws? I’m sure over this week coming up we’re going to spend a lot of time shooting. If we don’t make it, we’re gonna be running,” Brownlee said.
With the win, the defending champions nailed their sixth straight victory to improve to 6-1 and grab the top spot in the team standings.
The Gin Kings are now in a good position to clinch a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs, something which Brownlee doesn’t want to think about right now.
“We don’t want to go too far ahead of us. But if we keep going the way we’re going now, we’ll put ourselves in a great position to make a run for it,” Brownlee said.