Recap: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs Converge Fiberxers

The Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots defeated the NorthPort Batang Pier with a score of 112-74 in their match on November 17, 2023, as part of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Barangay vs Converge

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel defeated Converge FiberXers with a score of 100-86 in their most recent matchup on November 17, 2023.

Game Highlights

39/94 (41%)FG37/83 (44%)
34/72 (47%)2P27/52 (51%)
5/22 (22%)3P10/31 (32%)
17/22 (77%)FT2/5 (40%)
13 (23)PF23 (13)


Ginebra Kings’ Season Debut

The Ginebra Kings kicked off their season with uncertainty, but they emerged victorious against the Converge FiberXers, providing a sigh of relief for fans. The game marked their debut in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Key Player Performances

Tony Bishop, a new Ginebra import, stole the show with an outstanding performance, scoring 34 points and 12 rebounds. Christian Standhardinger, Scottie Thompson, and Japeth Aguilar also played crucial roles in securing the win.

Coach Tim Cone’s Strategy

Despite facing challenges with a limited roster due to injuries, Coach Tim Cone showcased his coaching brilliance, guiding the team to success in their season opener.

Limited Roster Challenges

The Kings faced a seesawing game in the first half, holding their ground with only eight players available. The team’s resilience shone through despite the obstacles.

Third-Quarter Breakaway

A pivotal moment came in the third quarter when Ginebra, led by Bishop, Standhardinger, and Thompson, secured a decisive lead with a 26-15 run, setting the stage for their triumph.

Gearing Up for Magnolia Hotshots

Looking ahead, Coach Cone expressed optimism despite a quick turnaround, gearing up for an anticipated battle against the Magnolia Hotshots. The team is still adapting to additions, including Maverick Ahanmisi and import Tony Bishop.

Maverick Ahanmisi’s Debut as a Gin King

Ahanmisi, a recent addition to Ginebra, made his debut with a promising performance, contributing seven points, six rebounds, and two assists.

Converge FiberXers’ Efforts

While Converge FiberXers faced their third consecutive loss, Justin Arana led the team with 20 points, showing resilience despite the defeat. Import Tom Vodanovich contributed 13 points.


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