Thompson, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, picked up a tasty stat line of 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, making him the first homegrown rookie since Johnny Abarrientos to register a triple double.
“I’m so proud of him, he came into this league, and that’s his first but it won’t be his last,” said Cone Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after their 97-96 game 3 win. “To me it’s a surprise because he scored that much.”
And Cone couldn’t be happier for his young student, especially when Thompson matched up against 2016 PBA All-Star MVP Alex Cabagnot and 2015 Philippine Cup Finals MVP Chris Ross....
Japeth Aguilar knocked down the buzzer-beater to cap a roller-coaster Game 3 and secure Barangay Ginebra’s 97-96 win over San Miguel Beer in their best-of-five semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night.
It was a neck-and-neck affair between the two squads in the last three quarters, until LA Tenorio sank a triple that pushed the Gin Kings ahead, 95-94 with 1:28 to go.
Arwind Santos, however, pumped in a jumper that gave the Beermen a 96-95 lead and an imminent victory with 36 seconds to go....
Another down the wire finish is expected between sibling rivals San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as they dispute a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal series today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Beermen avoided a dreadful 0-2 hole last Wednesday when they hacked out a thrilling 95-92 victory behind the heroics of import Elijah Millsap and a wounded reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo.
Millsap scored 23 points, including a two-handed slam that sealed the final score while Fajardo finished with 18 points and 23 rebounds despite sustaining a cut in his right eyebrow....
But to do that, the Gin Kings must play consistently, according to LA Tenorio.
“We really have to play 48 minutes against this team. They’re very experienced. They know what to do, they know where to go in the crucial time of the game,” the Ginebra point guard told the PBA website....
MANILA, Philippines – Ginebra head coach Tim Cone rued his players' lack of focus in their Game 2 loss to San Miguel, as they squandered a chance to put the defending champions on the ropes in their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup.
Ginebra rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to stun San Miguel in Game 1, 115-108, but could not pull off the come-from-behind win for a second straight game.
In Game 2, the Beermen also squandered a halftime lead, but proved to be steadier down the stretch and took a 95-92 win to tie the series at 1-1....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||8||3||0.727|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||8||5||0.615||5th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|