Tim Cone rues late collapse but confident Ginebra will bounce back in Game 2

first_imgSons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ It was TNT who found the will and determination to come up with bigger moments down the stretch for the 95-92 win in Game 1 of the best-of-five showdown.As for the Gin Kings, head coach Tim Cone knew they failed to muster up the energy and grit needed to take the series opener.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It was really a great game no doubt about it, but you know we didn’t play up to par down the stretch,” said Cone Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We gifted them with some turnovers, and we were rushing all game long,”“I just didn’t like the way we played in terms of tempo.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “But, we feel good about ourselves, so we feel that we’re going to bounce back on Game 2.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FIFA calls for zero-tolerance towards racism LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Gin Kings held a seven-point lead, 87-80, courtesy of LA Tenorio’s three-pointer midway through the fourth but the KaTropa slowly chipped away at it and Troy Rosario capped off a 9-2 run to tie the game for TNT, 89-89, with a rebound put back of Anthony Semerad’s missed triple with 2:51 to play.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsGinebra then suffered a major blow when power forward Japeth Aguilar was called for his sixth foul after an ill challenge on Semerad with 2:06 remaining.Just 36 seconds after Aguilar left the game, Terrence Jones stole the ball away from Justin Brownlee and he blazed to the other end for a quick layup for TNT’s 93-89 lead.Without the 6-foot-9 Aguilar to man the paint, Jones exploited Ginebra’s frontline as he drove past Joe Devance for the game’s final field goal with 10.5 seconds remaining.“It’s not a one-game series, it’s a five-game series and yeah we’re down but this is not foreign territory for us,” said Cone. “We know what it’s like to be down in history so we would prefer to have won Game 1 that’s for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Game 1 of the semifinals series between TNT and Barangay Ginebra had all the makings of a classic.From ties to lead changes, the matchup between the KaTropa and the Gin Kings truly delivered in an atmosphere that could be even worthy of a finals stage.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains View commentslast_img

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