PBA: Cone takes blame for flat start in Ginebra loss

Paul Lintag on Sep 29, 2019 12:48 AM
PBA: Cone takes blame for flat start in Ginebra loss
“Totally on me,” head coach Tim Cone said as he took the blame for the loss that dropped Ginebra to 1-1 for the tournament.

Brgy. Ginebra was simply out of it Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup against Phoenix.

The Gin Kings gave up 41 points in the opening period and were down by as many as 23 to a very hungry Phoenix team.

But in true Ginebra fashion, the Gin Kings somehow got the final shot of the game for the win.

Too bad super import Justin Brownlee couldn’t work his magic this time and Phoenix got the win.

“Totally on me,” head coach Tim Cone said as he took the blame for the loss that dropped Ginebra to 1-1 for the tournament.

“I didn’t get our guys ready to come out and play. I just had to apologize to the team,” he added.

As he took the blame for the loss and the flat start, Cone gave all the credit back to his players for the incredible comeback in the second half.

Showcasing true NSD spirit, the Gin Kings managed to tie the ball game at 101-all with 12.6 seconds to go.

However, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright took the lead back for his team seven seconds later with the eventual game-winning jumper.

“The comeback that they did? That was on them,” Cone said.

“I didn’t do anything for their comeback, they did all the work and I’m real proud of them. The early part of the game was on me, the later part of the game was on the players. We applaud the players for that,” Coach Tim added.

 

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