PBA: Coach Tim says semis-bound Ginebra will be back in practice tomorrow

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2018 08:40 PM
PBA: Semis-bound Ginebra will be back in practice tomorrow
Justin Brownlee and Ginebra will not be taking any days off - even though their opponent for the semifinals is yet to be determined (FILE PHOTO)

For the second straight season, Ginebra is in the semifinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

The Gin Kings turned the lights off on new-age rival Meralco, 104-90, on Wednesday to sweep the best-of-three quarterfinals and move on to the Final Four.

There, they still await the winner in the do-or-die matchup between Rain or Shine and Globalport.

And there, they still have no idea just when Game 1 will be.

Still, head coach Tim Cone said the crowd darlings will go right back to work tomorrow. “Definitely, we’re gonna have practice tomorrow. There’s no time to take a day off,” he told reporters post-game.

He also added, “When you’re on a winning streak, you don’t take days off. You keep going and take it for as long as you can.”

That kind of determination is what Ginebra hopes will bring them farther this conference compared to their semis exit last year. “Coach Tim wants us to be aggressive and play together and move as one unit. First couple of games, I don’t think we had that, but now, everybody’s playing really well,” import Justin Brownlee said.

Nonetheless, coach Tim said there is always room for improvement – even if everybody is already playing really well. “We’re playing pretty well, but I always think we could get better,” he expressed.

Court general LA Tenorio could only agree – saying that they’re hoping this is not yet the end of the road for them. We still have best-of-five semis na lalaruin and hopefully, we still have Finals to play. Hopefully, ang peak talaga namin is more pa,” he shared.

He then continued, “Medyo nagka-climb pa kami (ngayon) ang hopefully, makuha namin in the right timing.”

That is why the Gin Kings will go right back to work tomorrow.


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