MANILA, Philippines – Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio offered no excuses for his woeful shooting against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Sunday night, but believed he made enough contributions on the defensive end to make up for it.
Tenorio missed all six of his field goal attempts against Rain or Shine in their PBA Philippine Cup game at the Mall of Asia Arena, and also muffed two crucial free throws when the Gin Kings were in the midst of a fourth quarter rally.
He did have five rebounds and six assists, while also playing solid defense down the stretch as Ginebra forced the Elasto Painters to miss their last 12 shots of the game.
"Offensively, you can say that I really struggled, and randam ko naman 'yun," Tenorio acknowledged after their 81-74 come-from-behind win. "I take the blame for that."...
Take Ginebra head coach Tim Cone for instance.
Cone was Yap’s coach when they won the Grand Slam back in 2014 and even though it’s been almost two years since they were on the same team, the fiery Ginebra tactician still can’t get used to his former prized player wearing new colors....
Tenorio missed all his field goal attempts but still finished with four points, five rebounds, and six assists.
“Offensively, you can say I really struggled and I can feel that, and I take the blame on that,” said Tenorio. “The thing that I just did is to play defense especially down the stretch.”...
MANILA, Philippines – Japeth Aguilar shone on both ends of the floor in crunch time as the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings claimed their first win of the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup at the expense of Rain or Shine, 81-74, on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Aguilar finished with 23 points and 13 as the Gin Kings evened their record at 1-1, while handing the Elasto Painters their first loss of the conference.
Rain or Shine opened their All-Filipino Cup campaign with two straight wins, and the loss on Sunday denied them a chance to seize the solo lead. Instead, they fell into a five-team tie for second to sixth places along with Blackwater, Phoenix, San Miguel, and TNT KaTropa....
But in his debut against TNT, he was far from the lethal version of himself.
Playing for roughly 12 minutes, the Barangay Ginebra rookie understands his predicament: The team that picked him is the latest champions, he is surrounded by grizzled veterans, and most importantly, he has to earn his minutes....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||1||1||0.500|
|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|