“We need to find a way to play a whole lot better to reach their level’, says Tim Cone on playing against San Miguel

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As devastating as they were in their back-to-back lopsided victories, the San Miguel Beermen are realistic they’re just a game up on the Barangay Ginebra Kings in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven showdown.

The bottom line is San Miguel is barely leading, 2-1. The Beermen can make it 3-1 but the Kings can even up at 2-2 in Game Four Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game time is at 7 p.m. after a brief ceremony to fete the Best Player of the Conference and the Best Import. June Mar Fajardo is cinch for the BPC plum while Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman are locked in a tight fight for the Best Import award.

Ginebra coach Tim Cone, meanwhile, is trying to rebuild his team’s confidence.

“SMB tore our hearts and demoralized us. A truly great performance by them on both sides of the ball. We were simply embarrassed. I was embarrassed. The bottom line, though, we still have to remember that it’s a seven-game series, and the score is only 2-1,” said Cone.

“Needless to say, however, we need to find a way to play a whole lot better to reach their level. That’s our challenge,” Cone added.