PBA: There is no die in Ginebra
Paul Lintag on Jun 24, 2018 10:30 PM
With the demolition of Alaska Sunday, Ginebra is right in the middle of the playoff race in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup despite starting with a 1-5 record.
Despite starting the conference with a woeful 1-5 record, Brgy. Ginebra's confidence never wavered.
And now after a four-game winning streak to climb back to .500, the Gin Kings' confidence is just through the roof.
With the demolition of Alaska Sunday, Ginebra is right in the middle of the playoff race in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
With a 5-5 record, the Gin Kings are tied for 6th place with Globalport. They take on the Batang Pier in the penultimate day of the elimination round, likely for a top-6 finish and a spot in the best-of-3 quarterfinals.
Ginebra's current position is certainly more favorable than the one when they were stuck with a 1-5 record.
All because their confidence never wavered.
"I think it's just the mindset of the whole team. Everyone was just down, we were 1-5. But I remember coming to practice the next day after we lost to San Miguel, everyone just wanted to go at it and get better," import Justin Brownlee said.
"Everybody's mindset was still just positive even though we haven't had much success early in the conference," he added.
Brownlee was brilliant for the Gin Kings Sunday, flirting with a triple double against Alaska.
The two-time champion finished with 28 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists for the barangay but he admitted that the Aces may have helped them get the crucial win as well.
"We wanted to come in and treat this like a playoff game, just like the last couple of games. We came out and got a good rhythm. Defensively, we got some stops but you know, I don't think it was Alaska's night tonight," he said.
"They missed some shots that we know they can make so I guess they helped us out a little bit. We know they're a tough team and I'm sure they'll bounce back," Brownlee added.
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