Barangay Ginebra tops Korean squad in lead up to Governors' Cup

Greg Slaughter and Justin Brownlee led Barangay Ginebra to a 98-78 demolition of Korean squad Jeonju KCC Egis on Tuesday as the Kings continue to prepare for the PBA Governors' Cup.

Brownlee led Ginebra with 36 points and Slaughter added 18.

"It's a big confidence booster beating a Korean team like that. We know how much of a disciplined style they play with, and great shooting," Slaughter told ESPN5 on Tuesday.

Jeonju KCC Egis was coming off a 92-79 rout of the Alaska Aces on Monday behind American imports Leon Williams' 23 points and Marcus Keene's 15.

Though just an exhibition game, Slaughter was pleased with how the team played.

"I thought this was one of the best games we've played so I can't say this will be our norm," Slaughter said. "But one thing it does show us is the potential we can get to if we keep working at it."

Ginebra failed to defend its Commissioner's Cup crown this season after bowing to TNT in their semifinal series. The KaTropa went on to finish as runners-up behind the San Miguel Beermen in the mid-season conference.

Coach Tim Cone was pleased with his team's excellent ball movement that led collect 27 assists.

"We played exceptionally well," said Cone. "Justin as usual was dominant and Greg thoroughly outplayed their import. We also had great ball movement and defended particularly well."

Ginebra is 2-0 in their buildup for the Governors' Cup. Ginebra defeated Magnolia in a scrimmage last week, 87-83.

The Kings face the Changwon LG Sakers on Friday and again September 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.