Cone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’

first_imgHow Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well tonight, but we played the game in other areas and made it up there,” said coach Tim Cone.The Gin Kings anticipated a huge fightback from the Bolts as they saw themselves down early, 8-17 to start the game. But they put themselves within striking distance as they waited for the right time to strike.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Meralco holding a 75-69 edge in the final 5:56, that was when Ginebra made its rally, with Japeth Aguilar’s thunderous dunk igniting what would be a deciding 17-1 finishing kick as the Kings came away with the 86-76 Game 2 win.“We took a big punch from them early in the game. We kind of survived that and we were able to kind of make it into a possession-by-possession game. No one really got up in front, then we had a real good closing kick,” Cone said. LATEST STORIES Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? MOST READ Pacquiao, manager fuel speculations of potential McGregor fight “Our energy went up in the last three minutes of the game when we tied the basketball game and we just kind of fed off that energy the rest of the way, emotionally. Seeing that the opportunity was there for us to win that game.”The triumph gave the Gin Kings to a 2-0 series lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, two wins away from retaining their title in the season-ending conference.It was an uplifting win given the situation both teams had to go through stemming from Game 1 in Lucena, but Cone knows the Gin Kings have their work cut out for them with a desperate Meralco side fighting for its life on Wednesday.“I think they have a lot of punches left to throw us. This is a real trying game because of the out-of-town experience that we had 48 hours ago. We didn’t get back to Manila until 3 o’ clock in the morning and guys weren’t asleep until 3:30 or 4 a.m,” Cone said.“So it was a real trying weekend for us and for them as well. It just looked like at the end, we just had a little more than they did. Now they got two days to refresh, and I think that extra day in a series is really valuable to the teams,” he added. “They’re gonna come out with full punches in Game 3.“ADVERTISEMENT Mbala locks down Desiderio in DLSU rout of UP 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 Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra’s character was tested on Sunday when a motivated Meralco crew threw everything it had to equalize the series on Sunday.“It was a struggle. [Meralco is] mentally very tough and they’re hard to crack. But I’m just truly happy with our guys, just hanging in there, battling and finding a way,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 3 alleged bet collectors of ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Suspected drug pusher falls in Quezon sting View commentslast_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 03/07/12Congratulations to the Donegal Senior mens and ladies teams that both defeated Tyrone last weekend to secure their place in their respective Ulster finals. The ladies final takes place on the 15th July against Monaghan, while the men take on Down on Sunday the 22nd. All applications for tickets for the men’s finals to be with Martina Kelly by Wednesday the 11th of July. Ticket applications will only be accepted from club members.  Minor Board:The minor boy’s take on Newton this Friday the 29th at 7.30 in Newton in the league semi final. This semi final was secured with two excellent results over Downings and Glenswilly last week.The Under 14s had a great win over Milford in a fantastic exhibition of shooting with a 7-18 to 7-12 result. Texts will be sent regarding coaching and blitzes this Saturday morning. The under 10s travel to Milford for a blitz. All players to be in Milford for 11 o clock. On Saturday week we are hosting an under 8 blitz and would appreciate if some parents could contact Eddie Harkin to help with teas etc.The Cul camp takes place this year at the Burn Road from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August. Mark the date in the diary for our future stars. By registering online with Kellogg’s parents can save €5 off the cost of the camp. See packs for details.Ladies Board: Under 16 training takes place every Thursday at 5.30. All new players welcome.The 13 aside ladies had an excellent result on Sunday morning drawing with a strong Glenfin side. Caroline Gallagher, Orlaith Trearty and Maureen O Donnell were best for Termon. The junior ladies play Buncrana this Sunday at 12 noon in the first leg of the championship. Good luck to Harry and the girls.The u12 girls may have a blitz this Saturday morning in Milford. Contact Lisa McGlynn for details.Mens Board:Our seniors and reserves took on Red Hughes on Sunday with the reserves getting an important win with Mark and Charles Gallagher sharing the goals. A depleted senior panel took on Red Hughes and a few contentious decisions from the officials near the end of a game led to a defeat in a game Termon had been leading for its entirety. Both teams are home to Burt this Saturday at 6 and 7.30. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 6,11, 18 and 25. There was no match 4 winner. John Harkin jnr matched 3 numbers and won €80. Donna Carr and Kate Flanagan were drawn in the open draw and won €10 each. Next week’s draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €650.Termon GAA 5kTermon are hosting a 5k on Thursday the 12th of July ay 7.30. Entry is €8 for adults and €5 for under 18s. The 5k is in aid of underage football in the club. Registration at the Craoibhin from 6.30. We would hope all club players and members will take part in the run. GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more