“We cannot change it. We just have to move forward and prepare for the game on Sunday,” Tenorio said after the Gin Kings’ 109-82 loss.
Shooting 4-of-21 in the first quarter, Ginebra just didn’t have it from the get-go, falling behind 17-2 to start and even trailed by as much as 36, 85-49, in the third period.
“We came out flat and they were ready for us,” the veteran playmaker said....
“We were horrible all the way. We were horrible through the game, from start to finish,” he said.
Not only did the 27-point rout put the Gin Kings at a 0-1 series deficit, but the loss was also Cone’s worst Finals defeat since his Alaska squad was blown out by Gordon’s Gin, 106-79, in Game 6 of the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup....
Chris Ross and June Mar Fajardo scored 17 points each, and San Miguel rode a strong 1st quarter on both ends of the floor to destroy Barangay Ginebra 109-82 in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.
San Miguel was all aggression from the get-go where it raced to a 35-12 lead. The defending champs wouldn't let up on their intensity the rest of the way....
Thompson has been a relentless rebounder since his collegiate days, when he regularly racked up triple-doubles for Perpetual Help. His athleticism and motor help, and Thompson regularly credits his teammates for boxing out opposing team's big men, but no one can deny that the guard has a nose for the ball.
He carried that uncanny rebounding ability to the PBA, where he became an immediate favorite of the "Barangay."...
MANILA, Philippines — When Ginebra coach Tim Cone was asked what their advantage will be over finals opponent San Miguel Beer — outside of their passionate fan base — the 19-time PBA champion had to take a pause.
Cone could have said a multitude of things — his wealth of experience against San Miguel coach Leo Austria's, the continued excellence of veteran point guard LA Tenorio, the threat that Sol Mercado poses on both ends of the floor, the explosiveness of Japeth Aguilar, the non-stop motor of Scottie Thompson.
He could have pointed to the pair of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand, whose presence continue to inspire not just the fans but also the Gin Kings themselves....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||12||9||0.571|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|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|