Leo Isaac says the Elites are “STRONGLY MOTIVATED” to beat Ginebra
Question: Can the Elites actually beat the Gin Kings fair and square?
Key to victory for the Elites: Bench Production
Prediction: Ginebra will win against Blackwater.
GlobalPort Falters in the 4th Quarter
Twin Towers Displayed Full Strength
Fourth Quarter Composure
June Mar Fajardo might be a 4-time MVP but GregZilla got the numbers in his favor.
Would the MVP showdown hinder SMB’s success?
Historical MVP Award
His numbers speak for himself.
Smaller but still with power
How about Gregzilla?
Slaughter slaughters Magnolia with a huge double-double performance.
Shooting Well and Defending Well
A Wheeler’s Opinion: SMB’s star power will dominate anew
- San Miguel Beermen
- Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings
- Talk N Text KaTropa
Question: who will win it all?
And PBA fans should expect more from one of the league’s most hyped rookies
Big crowd expected on Christmas Day
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Joe Devance’s absence will be huge
How will this affect Ginebra?
1 – Greg Slaughter
2 – Terrence Romeo
3 – Scottie Thompson
4 – Paul Lee
5 – Cliff Hodge
The champions will be the one who’ll stay alive in the bloody battlefield, but some extraordinary warriors survived.
So did Barangay Ginebra finally shut down the Kraken? Obviously, no.
They may have defeated the Beermen in the series but they failed to achieve absolute dominance in the league, because if they have overpowered everyone, then more or less one of the players in the team will bag the MVP award.
Why? He’s got the size and athleticism and of these three big men, he perhaps is the best shooter, which is his advantage. Not all guys that big be able to deliver from the perimeter.
The Kings has the trigger waiting to be clicked to unleash the beasts even more perilous than the Kraken we know.
Just what went well for the Gin Kings in last night’s Game 7?
Tinyete’s 26 Points= Another Finals MVP Award
50% Field Goal Shooting: The Less. The Better
55 Points for Ginebra’s Giants
Failure to do these things might force a Game 7. Might
Limit Allen Durham’s Output
What to do?
The Guards Must Step Up
What to do?
Shut Down Meralco Early On
Greg Slaughter Monster Performance proved that he’s worthy of the BPC award
17 Points: A Proof of Offensive Strength
16 Rebounds: A Show of Height Advantage
6 Blocks: A Clear Sign of Defensive Might
Greg Slaughter proved why he is the Best Player of the Conference
There are two reasons why this best-of-7 series needed a Game 5 at the Philippine Arena. One: Ginebra won first two games. Second: they lost the next two against the smaller Bolts.
Historically speaking, whoever wins Game 5 when the series is tied at 2-2 will go on to win the championship. After Game 5, one team will go home needing to only win the next game to finally win it all.
They established an 18-point lead in the second quarter. They allowed Meralco to come back and even momentarily take the lead in the third quarter. In the end, the defending champions, Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings were able to regain control in the 4th quarter and consequently, regain the lead in the series as they won 85-74 over the Meralco Bolts, only needing one more win to clinch the championship.
Tinyente is Back!
The Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings started Game 5 with a 6-0 run, 4 points from LA Tenorio who was held scoreless in Game 4. The Meralco Bolts, like they were in the previous four games of the series, were struggling to put the ball into the basket for the first 4 minutes of the first quarter until Allen Durham made the Bolts’ first basket with a contested lay-up. The defending champs held a 6-point cushion during most of the opening quarter until Meralco started chipping away and cut down the deficit at 12-10 on Cliff Hodge’s lay-up with under 4 minutes to play, leading to a Ginebra timeout. Right after a Ginebra miss, Reynel Hugnatan drained an open three-pointer to give Meralco its first taste of the lead, something LA Tenorio did on the other end to make it 15-13 in the favor of the crowd darlings. Ginebra held onto the lead, at 21-15 to finish the first quarter. LA Tenorio exploded for 9 points after going 0 of 7 in the previous game.
Ginebra’s Second Quarter Rampage
Greg Slaughter and Mark Caguioa teamed up in the opening minutes of the second quarter to give Ginebra an 11-point lead as the Bolts settled for mostly outside shots which were missing the mark, terribly. A three-pointer from Joe Devance made it 29-15 which forced a timeout from Norman Black as his team was held scoreless for almost 3 minutes.Chris Newsome finally broke the Bolts’ silence with a long one from deep.
Meralco Charged Back
Meralco went on a scoring run which was highlighted by an Allen Durham Dunk to trim down the champs’ lead to 11, at 35-24. Then, Garvo Lanete drained a rare long one for Meralco to bring the Bolts with 7, at 36-29 with 2:11 on the clock. Jared Dillinger hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half to trim the deficit to 42-35 at the intermission
The Numbers at the Break
Meralco’s Electrifying Third Quarter
Ginebra Regained Control. For Good
However, a 3-point play from Justin Brownlee and a pair of charities from Greg Slaughter put the Gin Kings up, 79-70 as Norman Black was already complaining about the calls from the officials. A Greg Slaughter basket gave a double-digit lead for the Gin Kings as Meralco was beginning to go back to their bad habit of fading away late in the game. LA Tenorio later scored on the inside to give Ginebra a 13-point advantage heading into the final 2 minutes of the game.
To avoid complications. That is.
Defense on Durham
What should Ginebra do?
Clamp Down on Shooters
What should Ginebra do?
The Bench Must Produce. More.
What should Ginebra do?
And they can only blame themselves for it
41 Heavy Minutes for Justin Brownlee
10 Offensive Rebounds
Because they were lucky that Meralco was shooting bricks in Game 2
1 Assist for LA Tenorio
3 Points for Greg Slaughter
10 Missed Free Throws for Ginebra
Check out last game highlights: Meralco vs. Ginebra | PBA Governor’s Cup 2017