- Ginebra Kings won over Painters with a score of 101-87
- Justin Browlee led the game with 31 points
- Tim Cone, coach of Ginebra wished to honor the late Coach Baby
Tim Cone, coach of Barangay Ginebra, described the recent game between Ginebra and San Miguel as an “over-the-hump” game. The coach said that the players were able to spring back up from a double-overtime loss, giving the Kings’ its much-coveted win.
Finishing the game at 101-87, the GinebraKings became more determined to bag the PBA Governors Cup playoffs.
“It’s a tough one. Against Rain or Shine, nothing comes easy. We battled all the way and we had to make all the stops to open up a game a little in the fourth quarter. I call that an over-the-hump game,” stated Tim Cone.
The team started strong and likewise finished really strong.
Elasto Painters weren’t able to keep up with the Kings, resulting in its third loss in six starts.
Among the best players was Justin Browlee who earned 31 points. He also had 13 rebounds, six steals and seven assists.
Dior Lowhorn tried his best but didn’t match up to Browlee’s prowess. Lowhorn only got 10 markers and a measly eight boards. The two imports are clearly showing a huge disparity in terms of skills.
This difference greatly gave the Kings a boost, allowing them to perform really well and win the game.
Cone was very happy that they were able to pull the game to the finish. What made it more memorable was the fact that it was on the very same day that PBA paid last respects to Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, the PBA’s legendary coach.
Cone said that he was simply honored to do it “in honor of Coach Baby.”
According to Cone, except for his father, the other person whom he wish to emulate in his life is Coach Baby Dalupan.
“The more I get to know him the more I realize how wonderful a person he is,” Cone said.
Other players who helped honor the legendary coach were LA Tenorio, Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar. – SD, Kami Media