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Game 4 may turn out to be pretty special for Fajardo. Here’s why

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Game 4 may turn out to be pretty special for Fajardo. Here’s why

IT’S not just Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa who’s moving a step closer to a personal PBA milestone. Two stars from the opposite side of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals are also closing in on individual achievements, according to trivia compiled by PBA chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III. San Miguel Beer stars June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot are set to take the spotlight while helping the Beermen defend their crown in the midseason tournament. Fajardo’s 22 points in Game Three moved him just 14 points shy of joining the 5,000-point club,...

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Mum’s the word for misfiring Ginebra stars after blowout loss

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Mum’s the word for misfiring Ginebra stars after blowout loss

TO no one’s surprise, even the Ginebra players were at loss for words after suffering a 38-point humiliation at the hands of San Miguel, 132-94 in Game Three of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday. Long regarded as the spokesman of the team, LA Tenorio politely begged off from interviews, and so did guys like Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar. It’s like a nightmare the team badly wanted to wake up from. And no one could blame them. After all, seeing the numbers alone and one could observe that the Gin Kings really didn’t play...

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Cone challenges Ginebra ‘to play a whole lot better to reach (SMB) level’

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Cone challenges Ginebra ‘to play a whole lot better to reach (SMB) level’

THE challenge is now on Barangay Ginebra. After what he termed as a loss that ‘demoralized us,’ Tim Cone said Game Four of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against the reigning champions San Miguel Beermen will be a great test of the Kings’ character. The Kings have a full day to recover physically, mentally, and emotionally from the 132-94 drubbing dealt them by the mighty Beermen Wednesday night to take control of the best-of-seven series, 2-1. The 38-point beating tied the worst finals blowout in PBA history. Only...

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Defiant Brownlee insists fight far from over for Ginebra

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Defiant Brownlee insists fight far from over for Ginebra

JUSTIN Brownlee remains confident about the title chances of Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals despite falling behind, 1-2, in the series. After a tight first half, the Gin Kings fell behind by as many as 40 points and lost Game Three, 132-94, tying the biggest losing margin in PBA Finals history. Despite the loss, Brownlee said the Kings remain in the thick of the fight. “It’s only one game,” said Brownlee in a brief interview with reporters. “Hopefully, we can bounce back next game and we will be better.” Brownlee said...

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

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

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....

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Red-faced Cone finds self on wrong end of worst PBA Finals blowout

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Red-faced Cone finds self on wrong end of worst PBA Finals blowout

TIM Cone’s statement was short but definitely packed a punch as Ginebra endured another beatdown at the hands of San Miguel, 132-94, in Game Three of the PBA Finals on Wednesday. Ginebra got absolutely humiliated in the second half where the Beermen outscored them, 79-43, to continue the trend of blowouts in this weird best-of-seven championship series. “I have nothing to say other than I am embarrassed by our performance,” said Cone as he stormed out of the tunnel shortly after the defeat. “They’re too good for...

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SMB back with a vengeance as Cabagnot leads Game 2 rout of Ginebra

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

SMB back with a vengeance as Cabagnot leads Game 2 rout of Ginebra

ALEX Cabagnot scored a career-high 33 points as San Miguel got back at Barangay Ginebra with a 134-109 victory on Sunday to even the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at one-game apiece. Cabagnot scored 22 points right in the first half as the Beermen atoned for their lopsided Game One defeat with a runaway win of their own. He also had nine assists in a near double-double performance. Tension rose late in the fourth period when Arwind Santos was ejected for a flagrant foul penalty 2 following a hit on Scottie Thompson, and Chris Ross soon...

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Austria earns praise from Jawo for adjustments after Game 1 loss

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Austria earns praise from Jawo for adjustments after Game 1 loss

LEO Austria got some flattering words from no less than his ‘idol’ after San Miguel leveled the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against Barangay Ginebra at 1-1 on Sunday night. The Beermen coach crossed paths with basketball legend Robert Jaworski Sr. just as the former Ginebra playing-coach headed out of the Smart Araneta Coliseum minutes after the reigning champions scored a 134-109 blowout of the Kings in Game Two. The two shook hands and whispered pleasantries to each other before tapping each other on the shoulders and finally parting...

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Cone on testy finals: ‘We’re sister teams but we aren’t friendly’

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Cone on testy finals: ‘We’re sister teams but we aren’t friendly’

BARANGAY Ginebra coach Tim Cone said he expects the series to be even more chippy following tension that arose late in the fourth quarter of Game Two of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. Game Two saw San Miguel cruise to a 134-109 win, but the match was marred by the ejections of two Beermen – Arwind Santos being sent off for a flagrant foul 2 on Scottie Thompson and Chris Ross for two technical fouls. Cone said he expects emotions to run high throughout the series with both teams determined to win the Commissioner’s Cup crown. San...

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Brownlee says SMB simply showed championship mettle

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Barangay Ginebra, News | 0 comments

Brownlee says SMB simply showed championship mettle

IF Game 1 was undeniably all Ginebra, Game 2 was no doubt all San Miguel. Even Justin Brownlee won’t deny that. “Man, the defending champs happened. They came out and played tough. They played very hard and tonight showed why they’re winning a lot of championships in the past,” he said on the heels of the Beermen’s 134-109 massacre of the Gin Kings on Sunday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. It was a complete role reversal for the sister teams in the second game of the best-of-seven championship series, with San Miguel going on...

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