After poor start, Ginebra ‘peaking at the right time’ heading to semis

first_imgMOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Injured players like Greg Slaughter, who was suffering from a bum ankle, and Sol Mercado, who was nursing a bruised rib, got time to recover.Veteran shooter Jeff Chan was also acquired during the break.“We had a long break and that helped us sharpen our system and that was a big factor,” said Tenorio who had 11 points and five assists. “I hope that our peak form is better than what we’re experiencing right now. We’re not at the top of the mountain, we’re still climbing up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Starting the conference on a 1-5 slump, the Gin Kings are now running a seven-game winning streak at the end of the quarterfinals.And this type of momentum just happened at the opportune time as LA Tenorio and the rest of Gin Kings scored a quick sweep of Meralco in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Ginebra sweeps Meralco, advances to PBA semis“The way we’re playing right now, I can say we’re peaking at the right time,” said Tenorio in Filipino after their 104-90 win over the Bolts in Game 2 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Miguel KOs TNT to keep title defense alive LATEST STORIES “At the start, I know we started flat because of the changing of the imports. Justin [Brownlee] came off a stint in the other league so he wasn’t rested.”Ginebra started the Commissioner’s Cup with Charles Garcia but eventually tapped Brownlee, who had led Alab Pilipinas to the ASEAN Basketball League title, four games into the conference.Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone echoed Tenorio’s words but warned that Ginebra can’t afford to have a day off especially in this crucial stretch of the playoffs.“When you have momentum, that’s when you got to push hard and go at it,” said Cone. “It’s when you’re in a losing streak when you need to step back and go look at what’s going on. You need to step back and take a day off and get a good perspective on what’s going on.”Another saving grace during Ginebra’s transformation was the more than two-week long break by the league to give way to the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Barangay Ginebra wasn’t the image of success at the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but all those failures seem to have dissipated by now as the Gin Kings are on a roll heading into the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img

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