Barangay Ginebra San Miguel once again flashed the same fine form they showed in their opener as they put together a dominant performance against expansion team Kia, 87-55, in an out-of-town PBA Philippine Cup clash on Saturday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena, Quezon Province.
Ginebra made it back-to-back blowouts to start the season after a 101-81 rout of title contender Talk ‘N Text on opening day.
Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar each scored 16 points to lead Ginebra in the romp.
Ginebra led by eight points, 19-11, early in the second period after Slaughter opened the quarter with a basket in the post....
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Kia Sorento look to build momentum from their opening day wins as the PBA Philippine Cup action shifts to Quezon Convention Center in Lucena, Quezon on Saturday for the league’s first provincial game of the young season.
The Gin Kings and the Sorento face off at 5 p.m. live on TV5.
Ginebra and Kia opened the new season with victories at the Philippine Arena last Sunday. The Gin Kings pummeled the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, 101-81, while player-coach Manny Pacquiao’s Sorento carved out an 80-66 triumph over fellow expansion squad Blackwater Elite....
Last Sunday, the former Ateneo standout accounted for 18 points and 18 rebounds to help the Gin Kings rout Talk ‘N Text, 101-81, in front of 52,612 fans at the Philippine Arena.
“I miss playing for Ginebra. I’m excited to play again for Ginebra,” he said in the PBA website. “Honored ako to play before that huge crowd. Never ko na-imagine na magkakaroon ng arena na gantong kalaki. I’m just happy that we’re back.”...
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel entered last season full of promise but ended up disappointing its legions of fans. They return this year with similarly high hopes, only this time they’re going to go out and prove that it’s for real.
They’re off to a great start in doing just that after bludgeoning an undermanned but still loaded Talk ‘N Text side in their Philippine Cup opener on Sunday.
The Kings understand that its far too early to do any celebrating, although it’s hard not to be a little happy with how well they looked against the Tropang Texters....
After spending three months with Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Asian Games, LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar were raring to once again don the colors of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
The two Gin Kings stars played immediately for the squad, helping Ginebra dominate Talk 'N Text on the opening day of the 40th PBA season.
"I miss playing for Ginebra," Aguilar said. "'Yun 'yung namiss ko nung nasa Spain ako tsaka nung nasa Korea ako....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||2||0||1.000|
|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|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|