Hard-fighting Ginebra looks forward to scaling more odds

first_imgDevance took shots to numb the pain of his injury beginning in the semifinals against Star.“It was all worth it,” Devance said. “Just to battle with these guys, they played their hearts out. I don’t regret anything.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reflecting on their runner-up finish in the all-Filipino tournament where they overcame a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals against Alaska and climbed out of a 0-2 hole against Star in the semifinals, Cone paid tribute to his players for rising to the challenge.“We overcame a lot,” said Cone, singling out Devance as an “inspiration for his great courage throughout the whole series” against the Beermen.“There’s so much to be proud about but it’s hard to be proud after a loss. You want to put up a better fight than we did. But that’s already a great feat because guys are worn out. We didn’t have Greg the whole conference, we lost Jervy (Cruz) in the series after Game 2.”Japeth Aguilar said there were still plenty of positives to take out of their campaign.“We fought through a lot of adversities, and then we made it to the finals,” said Aguilar.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBattling through four do-or-die games en route to the All-Filipino Cup finals before ultimately falling short against San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra will once again face tough odds in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that starts March 19.With seven-foot center Greg Slaughter not expected to return for the mid-season tournament and power forward Joe Devance likely to undergo surgery on his injured foot, the Gin Kings are bracing for a difficult grind in the tournament with a 6-foot-10 height limit for reinforcements.ADVERTISEMENT SMB’s next goal: ‘4-peat’ LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Justin Brownlee, who led the Gin Kings to the Governors’ Cup crown last year, is returning for another tour of duty.But while the sweet-shooting Brownlee flourished in his first stint with the 6-foot-5 height limit for imports, he faces a different challenge altogether with bigger reinforcements tapped by other squads.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStill smarting from the 1-4 series loss to the Beermen in the finals last Sunday, Ginebra coach Tim Cone believes his team will figure out a way to contend despite having a smaller import in Brownlee.“We’re gonna be small but we have some ideas at how we’re gonna play and we’ll work it through, see how it works,” said Cone. Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View commentslast_img

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