Brownlee says Ginebra has to match TNT's physical play

Paul Lintag on Oct 05, 2017 03:40 PM
Brownlee says Ginebra has to match TNT's physical play
A lot didn't exactly go well for Ginebra in its Game 2 defeat, but the main thing is the fact that the Gin Kings failed to match TNT on the defensive end.

Whatever momentum Ginebra got from its rousing Game 1 win was gone by the first quarter of Game 2.

In the end, the defending champion Gin Kings never truly recovered and the TNT KaTropa have tied the best-of-5 semifinal series at one game each.

A lot didn't exactly go well for Ginebra in its Game 2 defeat, but the main thing is the fact that the Gin Kings failed to match TNT on the defensive end.

You know, the non-glamorous side of the ball but the one that wins all the championships.

"They just came out very physical. Early, we didn’t match it, but I think in that second quarter, we battled them pretty good," import Justin Brownlee said.

"But I think they were just very focused on the details, on how they were guarding certain players," he added.

Assists were also down for Ginebra, another factor that contributed to their defeat.

Sure, 20 assists is a lot but its actually below the Gin Kings' usual numbers. In Game 1 when they on by 27 points, the team had 33 dimes.

"I think that’s a conference-low for us. I think we definitely need to move the ball better," Brownlee said.

"They did a good job; they were pressuring on the passing lanes, so I have to give a lot of credit to Talk ‘N Text," he added.

 


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