18 Jan

Ginebra dumps San Miguel, draws first blood in PBA Finals

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone brushed this one aside as “one of those nights” and will spend the one-day break planning for a fightback like no other by San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES 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 Using a strong start and a sustained effort the rest of the way, the Gin Kings blew the defending champion Beermen off the floor and scored a 127-99 Game 1 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series that belied all pre-tournament talk about this best-of-seven series being close.And that’s what worries Cone the most.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’“We steered the beehive and they (Beermen) will stick it to us in Game 2,” Cone said after getting 42 points from import Justin Brownlee and twin digits from four locals in the unexpected rout which surprised even the multi-titled coach.“It was one of those nights when we had it and they didn’t,” Cone went on. “We didn’t win the series yet, but we got Game 1 and that’s important. They’re a veteran team and they’ve been in this situation so many times. We are expecting a real forceful game from them in Game 2.” Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Kings dropped 35 points in the first quarter – with Brownlee shooting 18 – to lead by 15 at the start of the second. They opened the second half with a 19-point lead that the Beermen spent the rest of the last two quarters trying to overhaul.San Miguel didn’t even come close to doing that.Ginebra led by as large as 39 using its shock troopers as the Kings built their confidence some more with the second game slated Sunday at 6:30 p.m. also at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ONE: Pacio submits Mitsatit with ‘passion lock’ for third straight win Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more