The other Aguilar that saved Brgy. Ginebra
Paul Lintag on Jan 29, 2018 01:21 PM
"Can't talk enough about Raymond Aguilar, the other Aguilar, for once. He was just phenomenal," --- Tim Cone on Raymond Aguilar.
Japeth Aguilar tied for a team-high 23 points but it was the other Aguilar that played hero for Brgy. Ginebra against San Miguel Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
Raymond fired 16 points for the Gin Kings, giving the barangay some much-needed boost in order to snap a three-game slide.
Aguilar, acquired from Blackwater last season, says it's all about confidence.
"Sinabi lang ni coach [Tim Cone], next man up. Buti nagstep up yung mga reserve niya so yun naka-tsamba ng panalo," Aguilar said.
"Natapat lang. I mean, sabi niya kumpiyansa lang. Binigyan niya ako ng mga konting plays para sakin so swerte na pumasok naman," he added.
Forced to go deep into his bench with Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance out, Cone sure got a gem with Aguilar submitting a fine performance.
And the two-time Grand Slam champion mentor made sure to give his reserve big some major props.
"Can't talk enough about Raymond Aguilar, the other Aguilar, for once. He was just phenomenal," Cone said.
"He hit big shots, he made big plays on his own. It was amazing, he played out of his mind tonight, and I can't thank him enough at this point, because we really needed a big game from somebody," he added.
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