By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno
MANILA – Christian Standhardinger is still on top of the PBA Governors’ Cup Best Player of the Conference (BPC) race as he widened his lead over CJ Perez.
Up to the semifinals, the Ginebra center is now up to 44.2 average statistical points (SPs), improving from the 42.8 he had after the eliminations.
The San Miguel wingman is second but now with 38.3 SPs until the semis, down from 39.3 during the eliminations.
Standhardinger currently averages 23.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks a game for the Gin Kings in 15 games.
Perez, on the other hand, averages 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.7 steals a night for the Beermen also in 15 games.
Jamie Malonzo is third in the BPC race with 34.7 SPs, RR Pogoy is fourth with 34.7, and Scottie Thompson, the reigning BPC for the season-ending conference, is fifth with 34.3.
Meanwhile, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has posed as a major challenge for Justin Brownlee to win the Best Import award.
The TNT swingman, behind eye-popping stats of 30.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game up to the semis, is leading the Best Import race with 57.1 SPs.
Ginebra’s resident import, on the other hand, is second with 52.5.
Meralco’s KJ McDaniels is third with 49.2 SPs, while SMB’s Cameron Clark is fourth with 48.7.
Based on PBA rules, only imports who made the semifinals are eligible to win the Best Import award. (PNA)