Author: Michael Angelo S. Murillo
AGRICULTURAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE Philippine Basketball Association Cup semaphore series between Barangai Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok plays the fourth game today with protagonists coming from different directions and wanting to see their protests.
Kings of the defending champions will equalize the series in two matches after each seventh game. a game at the Inares Center in Antipolo Citiu after breaking the winner in a 107-103 game win of the Three Wins on Wednesday, while Hotshots tried to rejoin the finals to make their way to the finals of the PBA season.
With his back against the wall, Barangai Ginebra dug deep into the game Tri to survive and prolong the series.
They did so by increasing in the second half in quarter two and strengthening in the second half, before they ended up in a difficult way.
With the number curved in the 103rd, king guard LA Tenorio led his team 105-103, with a basketball with 14 seconds remaining in the match, there was enough hole to bury Hotshots.
Barangai Ginebra led the import of Justin Brovnelli in a 46-point win, 19 rebounds and five assists.
Scottie Thompson had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists while M. Tenorio finished with 14 points.
For Magnolia Mark Barroca showed a 19 point lead, followed by Paul Lee with 17 and Ian Sangalang 16.
Importing magnolia Romeo Travis had only 12 points to go with 10 plates.
Knowing that they were out of the bullets for the last time, Kings Coach Tim Cone could not help raising relief while giving his players credit for never giving up.
"It surely looked gloomy at half time, we did not play well, it's too impatient to do it individually." "We certainly did not invent NSD (we never say the spirit)." Sonni Javorski and those big groups of guys have already done this before, but we are proud to present NSD, "said Mr. Cone at a news conference after post-games.
"It did not look that way [that we could come back] at half time, but somehow we did and we have to give the players an amazing amount of credit, "he added.
But the champion coach quickly pointed out that it was not about this and that it was all overwhelmed.
"We are happy to be alive and kicking, but we are not here to just win one game. We have to go on," said Mr. Cone.
For Hotshots, the loss of a potential release of the series was unfortunate, but they were not totally demolished to themselves, believing they were still in a good position to succeed.
"We have to go through the eye of needles so we speak. From the very beginning, we knew that this was not an easy series with Ginebrom." We had a chance earlier, but I guess it is for Ginebra and it deserves it because they played well, "said Magellan Chito Victolero, who failed to finish the Game Three after being thrown out of court due to contact with the game's official.
He said that it does not make sense to deal with what has already been done and will try to focus on the next game.
"It's time to move and focus on Game Four, we see it as another do-or-die game, we must be ready for it, it's very important," he said. Victolero.