PBA: Coach Tim on Gin Kings: “Justin isn’t our only weapon”

Paul Lintag on Jun 30, 2019 10:35 PM
PBA: Coach Tim on Gin Kings: “Justin isn’t our only weapon”
In the win against Alaska Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Ginebra still got a fine near-triple double performance from its super import but what put the defending champs over the hump was the huge local support to back Brownlee up.

How about that, the Gin Kings didn’t rely too much on Justin Brownlee this time.

In the win against Alaska Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Ginebra still got a fine near-triple double performance from its super import but what put the defending champs over the hump was the huge local support to back Brownlee up.

Stanley Pringle (27 points and eight assists), LA Tenorio (22 points), and Japeth Aguilar (22 points and 10 rebounds) were all incredible for the barangay, pushing the Gin Kings back on the winning track and solo 5th in the team standings of the mid-season joust.

Brownlee got his 27 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists but more importantly, he got his much-needed help to go along with the win.

“We do have a lot of weapons, Justin isn't our only weapon,” head coach Tim Cone said.

“I think in time we'll figure that out, and we'll figure out how best to use all the weapons that we have,” he added.

Ginebra will know how to run plays for its old reliables but the key to unlocking the team’s potential is how to integrate Stanley Pringle to the system.

In his third game as a Gin King, Pringle had his best game in a Ginebra uniform, scoring 15 points in the opening period to finish with his team-high of 27, tied with Brownlee.

He didn’t force anything too much and only missed three of his 14 shots for an impressive 79 percent shooting clip.

What’s scary is that coach Tim is still just in the process of getting Stanley involved.

“We're still trying to explore the different ways we can use Stanley, and guys are trying to adjust to their roles. Stanley is getting more shots, getting more possessions, more touches, more minutes, and that means less minutes for some of the other guys, less touches, and it's an adjustment for everybody,” Cone said.

“And I think we're gonna go through an adjustment period for a few games. But I think at the end of the day, all the players enjoy winning, and they're gonna do what it takes to win,” he added.

 

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