Riding a wave of confidence from its late second quarter spurt, Ginebra trumped NLEX, 90-80, to secure a seat in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Cuneta Astrodome.
LA Tenorio was stellar, firing 30 points, 15 coming in the second half, that went with nine rebounds, and four assists as the Gin Kings finished their eliminations schedule with a 6-5 card.
“It looked for a while that we forgot to play basketball. We looked like high school kids trying to play against professionals early in the game. LA, Scottie (Thompson), and Sol (Mercado) got us right towards the end of the first half and that propelled us into halftime and gave us confidence,” said coach Tim Cone.
The loss ended NLEX’s disastrous first conference under coach Yeng Guiao as it wrapped up its campaign with a 2-9 card. – INQUIRER.net
Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel 90 – Tenorio 30, Devance 19, Mercado 13, Thompson 11, Aguilar 7, Marcelo 4, Ellis 2, Taha 2, Cruz 2, Ferrer 0, Caguioa 0.
NLEX Road Warriors 80 – Alas 14, E. Villanueva 14, Guinto 10, Lanete 8, Lastimosa 7, J. Villanueva 7, Khobuntin 7, Taulava 6, Rios 5, Camson 2, Gotladera 0, Baracael 0.
Quarterscores: 20-28, 42-46, 72-64, 90-80.