PBA: Coach Tim and Bowles will be forever linked
Paul Lintag on Jun 11, 2019 07:00 AM
“We got great history, we're solidifed in the PBA from that game [Game 7]. We're gonna always be linked together, so that's all love,” — Denzel Bowles on Tim Cone.
Denzel Bowles showedd his vintage form Sunday for Rain or Shine, leading the Elasto Painters to a nice win and a 2-2 record in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
However, Bowles’ first win for his PBA return came a week earlier against defending champion Ginebra.
It was against head coach Tim Cone no less.
Both Cone and Bowles have some history together of course.
Coach Tim handled the B-MEG team that won the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup. In order to win the championship, Bowles’ had to drill two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds to go to force overtime in Game 7.
The Llamados ended up outlasting TNT for the title in extra time.
“It's all love. It's all love between us,” Bowles said of coach Tim.
“We got great history, we're solidifed in the PBA from that game [Game 7]. We're gonna always be linked together, so that's all love,” he added.
Cone also talked about Bowles a little bit but he was probably in no mood to reminisce.
His Gin Kings did get demolished by Bowles’ Elasto Painters and he’s more focused on trying to have his team turn things around.
“Denzel, of course, gave us all kinds of problems matchup-wise,” Cone said.
“These are things we're going to have to figure out. They played a box-and-one against us. Basically, they're just saying to us that they just got to stop one guy [Justin Brownlee] and our other four guys aren't good enough to beat them. Our other 4 guys got to take the challenge and prove that they can go out and win games and not have to rely on Justin so much,” he added.
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