PBA: Chan’s great game highlights Ginebra’s superior depth
Paul Lintag on Dec 18, 2019 09:51 PM
The veteran sniper scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter, leading the Gin Kings’ breakaway in Game 3. (Photo by Josh Albelda)
As Barangay Ginebra takes over its 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series against Northport, the team’s superior depth is slowly being more and more evident.
During Game 3’s huge 27-point win for a 2-1 lead, the Gin Kings had a total of 11 players score. Northport only played nine players no thanks to multiple injuries to key players.
Of those 11 players, four locals scored in double figures for Ginebra, backing up super import Justin Brownlee.
Of those four locals, it was Jeff Chan who had the most impact. The veteran sniper scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter, leading the Gin Kings’ breakaway.
“I think nag-focus lang kami sa defense. Every game, tingin namin talaga defense ang makakapag-panalo samin. I think nag-translate lang yun sa offense namin, we moved the ball pretty well na nag-create ng open shots,” Chan said.
“Swerte lang nung time na yun, nandoon din ako,” he added.
One win away from the Finals, Chan says the Gin Kings should continue to focus.
Northport does have one 34-point win over Ginebra in this series. The Gin Kings can never be too careful.
“Aasahan namin na all-out sila, kasi do-or-die na for them. Kami naman, we play our best pa rin syempre,” Chan said.
“Do-or-die rin samin kasi ayaw namin umabot sa Game 5, mahirap na. Basta focus lang kami, aggressive lang both ends and I think we’ll be fine,” he added.
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