Cone on free throw disparity: We were the more aggressive team
Paul Lintag on Oct 06, 2017 11:17 PM
"We were the more aggressive team tonight. We went to the line a lot because we were the more aggressive team tonight." --- Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.
Ginebra absolutely won the free throw battle in Game 3 of the Governors' Cup semifinals against TNT.
The Gin Kings shot a total of 43 freebies in the win, making 30. The KaTropa only had 14 attempts and made 12.
Ginebra head coach Tim Cone has an explanation for that.
"We were the more aggressive team tonight. We went to the line a lot because we were the more aggressive team tonight," Cone said after the Gin Kings pulled off a 106-103 win for a 2-1 series lead.
"They were the more aggressive team in Game 2. I don’t care what TNT may say, that’s the way it is. You are the more aggressive team, you can get to the free throw line," he added.
In Game 2, a TNT victory, the KaTrop made 19-of-35 from the foul line while Ginebra only converted 11 out of 18 attempts.
"I’m okay with the free throws. I wasn’t happy with Game 2 officiating, they were beating us up. They were grabbing and holding Greg and doing all kinds of stuff and they couldn’t do that today," Cone said.
With Game 4 coming up, the free throw and foul situation should once again be a factor to watch out for.
"We’ll see what happens in Game 4. But to me, this is just for tit and tat. Like I said, we gave up 35 free throws to them last game," Cone said.
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