Ginebra Dominates Converge in PBA Season Opener
Barangay Ginebra won its season opener against Converge, 100-86, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Import Tony Bishop, Christian Standhardinger, and Maverick Ahanmisi stood out in the win despite missing Justin Brownlee due to a doping test failure. Bishop led the team with 34 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks. Standhardinger had 25 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists, while Ahanmisi scored seven points in his Ginebra debut.
Ginebra’s victory sets them up for a game against the Magnolia Hotshots, who have started the season with three straight wins. Meanwhile, Converge remains winless after three matches and squandered a nine-point lead in the second quarter of the game against Ginebra.
The final score was Ginebra 100, Converge 86, with Justin Arana leading Converge with 20 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.