PBA: Ginebra is officially back from the dead

Paul Lintag on Jun 20, 2018 11:06 PM
PBA: Ginebra is officially back from the dead
A couple of trades and three straight wins later, the Gin Kings are now in a three-way tie for the 6th-8th spots in the standings.

Don't look now but the barangay is making a serious play for the playoffs after a terrible start.

At 1-5 just a couple of weeks back, it looked like Ginebra was in deep trouble in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

But a couple of trades and three straight wins later, the Gin Kings are now in a three-way tie for the 6th-8th spots in the standings.

With two games to go, against Alaska and Globalport, Ginebra is in control of its own destiny.

"If we can win our last two games we're in the top 6," head coach Tim Cone said.

A top 6 finish of course, narrowly avoids a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarterfinals.

But that only happens if the Gin Kings continue to play better. Ginebra has struggled against the top teams in the conference, basically losing to three of the top 4 teams.

They have the Aces next and Alaska is currently tied for second place.

"We control our own destiny but we have not played the top teams well," Cone said.

"Alaska is one of those teams, so we'll try to see if we cann pull out one against Alaska, they're playing great basketball," he added.

 


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