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Jaworski rues litany of things that went wrong for Ginebra in Game 3

Jaworski rues litany of things that went wrong for Ginebra in Game 3

GINEBRA’s lack of effort in Game Three of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel wasn’t lost on its most famous icon.

PBA legend Robert Jaworski once again had to watch the house that he built burn to the ground anew as the Beermen flattened the Gin Kings, 132-94, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The man known as the “Living Legend” said that there has to be some changes for Ginebra if it is to survive a veritable do-or-die match on Friday.

“I­­f you noticed, they don’t talk to each other. Their defense is so loose. You check the score coming from the second chance (points) of San Miguel and you’d be amazed at the percentage. No boxing out,” said Jaworski.

“There are so many things to put together but hopefully, it’s coming from a 1-2 situation. They got to win on Friday,” he added.

Upon checking the stat sheet, Jaworski was on point.

Not only did San Miguel outrebound the taller Ginebra, 55-38, the Beermen also beat their foes to a pulp in offensive rebounds where they had a 20-8 advantage.

The defending champions didn’t put those chances to waste as they outscored Ginebra in terms of second-chance points, 32-10.

Another thing Jaworski noticed was the tentativeness of Ginebra on the set play, saying the Kings didn’t pounce on the opportunities given to them.

It’s something that they need to work on as they look to even the series in Game Four.

“I think the best way is to take the opportunity when you have it. If you can see, they’re going for a motion play but they’re not taking advantage of the situations they have. It’s a lot of adjustments. They played the first game and they won by how much? It’s just lack of focus on what to do,” Jaworski continued.

“They don’t box out. It’s probably not realizing that there’s only seven games. Whoever wants to get it can get it, if they step on the gas, they have to step on the gas all the way.”

Despite two alarming losses, Jaworski said his former team needs to figure things out by themselves.

“No. They get to talk themselves. There’s a saying, ‘You can bring the horse to the river but you cannot force them to drink water.’”