PBA: Gin Kings didn’t play with “high IQ” in latest disappointing loss

Paul Lintag on Jun 14, 2019 02:08 AM
PBA: Gin Kings didn’t play with “high IQ” in latest loss
If not for super import Justin Brownlee, the Gin Kings might me in real trouble now as the reigning Best Import is averaging over 32 points per game so far, doing most of hte heavy lifting for the team.

The Gin Kings are struggling in their title defense in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

After a loss to TNT Wednesday, Ginebra is down to 2-3 with decent performances lacking few and far in between.

If not for super import Justin Brownlee, the Gin Kings might me in real trouble now as the reigning Best Import is averaging over 32 points per game so far, doing most of hte heavy lifting for the team.

Three locals in Greg Slaughter, Art dela Cruz, and Japeth Aguilar also average in double figures but Japeth’s numbers are certainly down.

Key guys like LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson are also having their respective struggles in the conference so far.

The easy problem to identify is that Ginebra is being too “Justin reliant” again, however, the Gin Kings are just not playing good basketball right now.

“I think as a team we wasn’t playing with a high IQ. Sometimes things a bit available and we don’t see it,” Brownlee said.

“But I wouldn’t just say myself ‘reliant.’ I think we just got to get our rhythm back on offense. We see open opportunities, we just gotta take it,” he added.

Ginebra had its stretches against TNT Wednesday, especially in the third quarter when they took a 10-point lead.

But when the KaTropa answered with strong blitz in the fourth, even Brownlee couldn’t help but concede defeat for now.

“But TNT, they did a really good job of keeping us unbalanced. They switched some things up,” Brownlee said.

“Always just to give a lot of credit to the opponent. They played hard, they hit a lot of three-pointers. They deserved the win tonight,” he added.

 

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