Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Economy

Leading Barangay Ginebra expecting a tougher stand from Meralco in Game Four

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter

WHILE they are ahead, 2-1, in their best-of-five PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings know that their job is not done and have to deal with a Meralco Bolts crew they expect will put up a tougher stand in their next game.

The Kings reclaimed the series lead on Sunday after taking Game Three, 91-84, putting them on the brink of another finals appearance in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Barangay Ginebra came out with more bounce and consistency in their attack than in Game Two, where they were outlasted by Meralco.

It was a balanced thrust for the Kings, led by Stanley Pringle, who finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Big man Prince Caperal had 15 points for Barangay Ginebra, with LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar having 12 each. Joe Devance was the other Kings in double digits with 10 points.

The Kings led, 27-12, at the end of the first quarter and never relinquished the driver’s seat after.

A win away from the finals, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone said that while they welcome where they are right now, they are not getting ahead of themselves, believing Meralco still has a lot of fight in it and cannot be easily discounted.     

“It’s a ping-pong match. You have good teams playing. It’s not easy to roll over Meralco, They’re going to come back,” said Mr. Cone following their Game Three victory.

“[Meralco coach] Norman [Black] is one of the best coaches in the PBA. He has been through many battles on the court. They have a young developing core, which would only get better,” he added.

The most winning PBA coach went on to say that given what they expect to be a tougher fight from Meralco as it tries to keep its season alive, it is a good thing that there is a gap of two days before they return to the court.

Mr. Cone said they would use it to rest and prepare a battle plan against what the Bolts would bring.

“It takes a lot to win games. There are no easy adjustments. No easy process, but we get two days off and we will use it to build a good force to beat what we know will be a great force in the next game.”

Game Four of the semifinal series between Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 25 at 3:45 p.m. at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Economy

Globe Telecom, Inc. said on Friday that it had inked loan facilities with BDO Unibank, Inc. and Land Bank of the Philippines for P10...

Economy

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) announced on Friday that its president and chief executive officer, Jose Ma. K. Lim, will be retiring effective Dec....

Economy

REAL ESTATE developer Arthaland Corp. raised P3 billion from its Series D preferred share offering, according to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) said...

Economy

Venture capital firm Kickstart Ventures, Inc. on Friday said the Ayala group had invested in SlashNext, a company that combats phishing attacks. Kickstart manages...

Economy

Volunteerism has been a key part of Globe’s corporate culture through its various employee engagement programs. In contributing to nation-building, the company is encouraging...

Investing

The UK Government’s Flexible Working Taskforce has published practical guidance for employers designed to support hybrid working models, in a bid to help organisations...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Economy

Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Investing

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.