basta for me kulang p tau sa defense ... hnde pede na si brownlee lage ang tatao sa superstar ng team mauubusan yan pag dating ng playoffs ... remember sya paden import nten ng govs cup ... bka banderang kapos nnman ehhhh .... tim should also manage his minutes ... palageng babad baka ma injured juskohhhh sya na nga lng ang saving grace ng tagay ehhhh
Ginebra head coach Tim Cone continues to be impressed with the impact of the Justin Brownlee-Stanley Pringle duo on the Kings.
The winningest PBA coach likened Pringle's effect to how NBA players are conspiring to form super teams, like the Miami Heat's Big 3 of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade in the early part of the decade.
"In the NBA, you see those great players wanting to play with other great players because that opens the game for them," said Cone. "Now with (Los Angeles Lakers') LeBron and [Anthony] Davis or (Los Angeles Clippers') Paul George and Kawhi [Leonard], you have an extra guy out there that occupies the defense and really opens up things for yourself."
Cone gave Pringle and the rest of his players credit for spreading the floor and giving Brownlee, who set a personal PBA record of 49 points, the space he needs to work more efficiently, which was evident in Sunday's Manila Clasico showdown.
"Stanley has brought a whole new dimension to us because he's a threat and they can't sag off him or help off," said Cone. "They have to constantly be aware of him and they have to put their best defender on him so it gives Justin a whole lot more room to maneuver."
Cone compared Brownlee's career game to one of Michael Jordan's greatest performances.
"If that's not an MJ performance tonight, I've never seen an MJ performance," said Cone. "That's one of MJ's greatest game right there except with Justin's body doing the thing. It's really amazing play by him."
Brownlee appreciated Cone's compliment but insisted that he just did his job to help the team win.
"I know it's a big game for us, it's a great opportunity for us to clinch a spot in the playoffs and just try to defend our crown," said Brownlee. "We just wanted to come out and be aggressive and just do whatever it takes to win this game."
With the offensive production coming from Brownlee, Pringle, and LA Tenorio, along with twin towers Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter, Ginebra's main focus now is improving its defense.
"We know we're gonna be able to do things offensively with great offensive players," said Cone. "We can score on anybody, now the key for us is can we defend? That's what we're working on."
The Kings, who just booked a league-record 36th straight playoffs appearance, are looking to close out the elimination round with another win to avoid falling to a dangerous spot in the quarterfinals.
"We have Columbian on Sunday and I think if we can get that one, then we can move up," said Cone. "That would put us in the kind of position we want to be in."
With the current standings, the highest that Ginebra can finish is third place. If it's up to Cone, he wants to avoid facing San Miguel, which is still fighting for its life in the bottom tier, in the next round.
"We respect all the teams but obviously, we really don't want to play San Miguel in a quarterfinal match," said Cone. "We'd love to be top two but that's already decided for us so we just need to get to the highest seed we can get to."
Grabe nga ang fadeaway nitong si jbl sukat na sukat ang ring ang hirap pang i block nyan unless mahabang mahaba ang mga galamay mo. Na master na ni jbl yung ganyang tira. Kailan kaya makakatira ng ganyan si iskati?
What do you know, here comes Brgy. Ginebra.
After struggling up until tot he halfway point of their elimination round pretty much, the defending champion Gin Kings are alive and well.
Sunday at the Big Dome, Ginebra punced its ticket to the playoffs of the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup in emphatic fashion, smashing rival Magnolia in Manila Clasico.
Now with a solid 6-4 record, the Gin Kings are in play for a top-3 finish in the mid-season joust despite all the problems that came before.
“The cream always rises to the top, I always say that. I spent a whole career getting off to slow starts,” head coach Tim Cone said.
“Even the last year of this conference, we were 1-5 or 1-6 and we finished at 6th seed, I think we made a run, got to the 6th seed and we won a championship. So the early results don’t really matter that much,” he added.
While it’s always good and preferred to get into a good start in the elimination round, it’s not going to be the end of the world if you struggle a little bit.
As long as you make the playoffs, you have a chance. Basketball is the sport where the best team usually wins out in a playoff bracket anyway.
“You want to get out and get ahead, it’s an easier road to the playoffs. You always wanna do that, find the easiest road to the championship,” Cone said.
“[But] don’t buy in to slow starts. That’s what we always tell our players, don’t buy in to slow starts. Cream will rise to the top,” he added.
TNT fan is shaking
Sana wag complacent di ba coach?
lagi ako nanonood replay ng laban ginebra..tapos kanina ko lang napansin nung pinanood ko reply nung last year com cup..nung si justin jackson import ng mags.....napansin ko di ba marunong magreverse si greg? hehe kasi meron dun play na pwede nya reverse kasi bantay nyang dalawa nasa likod nya pero sa ibabaw parin nya kinuha nasupalpal tuloy sya ni ramos sa likod..eh kung nireverse nya walang makakaabot sa kanya open na open hehe..di nga ba?