PBA: Ginebra comeback starts now after tough Game 3 win

Paul Lintag on Jul 30, 2019 10:23 PM
PBA: Ginebra comeback starts now after tough Game 3 win
The champs had to scratch and claw their way to a Game 3 win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Tuesday, cutting their series deficit in half, 1-2.

Defending champion Barangay Ginebra finally got one over top-ranked TNT but it sure took a lot on the part of the Gin Kings.

The champs had to scratch and claw their way to a Game 3 win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Tuesday, cutting their series deficit in half, 1-2.

It was a tough victory for sure but there was no other way for Ginebra. They had to win by whatever means necessary.

“We got one, but one is obviously not good enough. It was a real struggle just to get one,” said head coach Tim Cone.

“Mahirap pa nga yang one, pero buhay pa eh. We’re still alive and kicking. We’re still moving forward so that’s good news. The bad news is it was tough just to get one game. It was really tough,” he added.

Ginebra has had a tough time figuring out TNT in this conference.

Prior to this Game 3 victory, the Gin Kings have lost to the KaTropa in the mid-season joust three straight times.

In order to advance to a second straight Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Ginebra has to beat TNT three straight times.

The Gin Kings got the first win, now they work on the next two.

“We took out everything we had to beat them and they are a team that understands their system and runs their system extremely well. And you know, we’re just trying to find some things that  make them a little uncomfortable. We don’t know if it’s gonna work twice, so we have to think out of the box and continue to try to win,” Cone said.

“They beat us three straight, there’s no reason for us to beat them three straight. But I’m just focused on one right now,” he added.

 

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