Christian Standhardinger’s effort helped Ginebra get the 87-85 victory over Northport Batang Pier. The 2017 PBA 1st overall pick scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
With three seconds left, Standhardinger collects the offensive rebound off a Stanley Pringle miss and made an off-balance shot.
Ginebra is currently tied with NLEX and Alaska in the PBA standings with a 2-2 record.
Northport won the 1st and 2nd quarters (16-22, 26-29), but the 3rd and 4th period goes to the defending champion (19-12, 26,22).
L.A. Tenorio was named Best Player of the Game with 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 7/16 field goals.
Robert Bolick led Northport with 23 points and 4 assists, while Greg Slaughter added 16 points and 1 block, but their efforts were insufficient as the momentum shifted to Gin Kings.