Jean Kings is hopeful of hitting the Bolts ‘opening’

Barangay Ginebra Import Justin Brownlee.

Barangay Ginebra Import Justin Brownlee. PBA picture

The winning coach of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is also dealing with losses, and the team has found itself at the end of almost all sorts of gains in any championship series, from gut injuries to flat-out blowouts.

So Ginebra’s seasoned adviser in Barangay knows exactly what the situation is after the team wins Series-Not 99-93 in Game 2 of the PBA Governors Cup title race at the Mall of Asia Arena late Friday night.

“I’ve been to a few finals where I’ve lost Game 1, that’s for sure. I was in the final where I lost all four matches. I swept the final, ”Shanku said after the game that night.

“Now, the series has shrunk to the top five,” he added. “Game 1, which is Game 3, is one of the most important of those off-fives. And I think [that is the case] For both teams. “


That “opening” match will begin at 6:30 pm on Sunday at the Bayside Arena in Pasay City, where Jean Kings hopes to collect lessons from all of their championship appearances so that they can take control of the series in Game 3.

“It simply came to our notice then [Brownlee] Remember, I said, ‘Friends, you are an experienced team. You’ve been here before. You know what’s going to happen. I don’t have to tell you everything, “said Shanku.

“[O]Your boys can understand the ebb and flow of a series because they are in many of them. And this guy (Justin) in particular, he just knows how to take action, “he added.

In Game 2, Brownlee submitted a triple-double near 35 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, bouncing back from a relatively quiet Game 1 performance.

But more than his scoring, Resident Import underscores the importance of playing the same kind of stingy defense right out of the jump.

“We have to take care of Allen [Maliksi]. He did us no harm [in Game 2]He was referring to the Meralco forward who scored 22 runs in the opener of the series but lost to Kings in the next match.

Advanced shooting

“[Chris] Newsom, we’ve played him well, so I think we have to do what we’re doing, but we have to make it better, “Brownlee added. “We know they’re going to come out better than tonight so we have to be better at what we’re doing and really try to focus on staying fundamentally healthy.”

Ginebra was 43.8 percent from the field, a commendable improvement after shooting a ridiculous 38.3 percent in Game 1.

And for Meralco coach Norman Black, it should serve as a starting point on a laundry list of things they need to fix.

“I thought Genebra shot the ball, really better than the first game,” he said. “And we seem to be one step slower than stopping the shooters and challenging their shots.”

“We did very well in the second half but we let them get a lead, which was pretty hard to come back from,” he added.

“But we came back, we didn’t give up, we came back, we came down in threes [points], And we had a couple of shots on it, ”Black said. INQ

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