PBA: Pringle is latest victim of sound TNT defense

Paul Lintag on Jul 28, 2019 10:02 PM
PBA: Pringle is latest victim of sound TNT defense
Stanley scored Ginebra’s second basket in Game 2 for a 4-3 lead and then he got nothing the rest of the way, shooting 1-of-9 in 44 minutes on top of four rebounds, four assists, and six turnovers.

After shutting down Justin Brownlee in the fourth quarter of Game 1, TNT has managed to contain another key Gin King in these PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.

Stanley Pringle was the latest victim of the KaTropa defense as TNT locked up the Gin Kings’ newest star guard, limiting him to just two points in Game 2.

Stanley scored Ginebra’s second basket in Game 2 for a 4-3 lead and then he got nothing the rest of the way, shooting 1-of-9 in 44 minutes on top of four rebounds, four assists, and six turnovers.

“We’re just glad that he was missing shots, that’s big,” Brian Heruela said of Pringle.

“He’s a very tough player. Hopefully, we’ll be able to contain him next game [too],” he added.

Despite shutting down two of Ginebra’s greatest weapons in back-to-back games, TNT insists that they’re not trying to focus on a particular player.

The KaTropa will continue to focus on their new-found identity on defense and whoever struggles because of it on the other side is just too bad on the part of the opponent.

“I say we’re all focused in film and paying attention on what we needed to do defensively as a team. We’re not particularly worried about one player but them as a team,” import Terrence Jones said.

“If we can hold them to just to just 71 points no matter who has a lot of points, then that’s just great defense,” he added.

 

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