Brgy. Ginebra suffered a 24-point beating at the hands of the streaking Meralco Bolts, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, which snapped the team’s 4-game winning streak and relegated the 2017 Governors’ Cup titlist to 5th place in the elimination round of the season-ending conference with a 5-3 card.
The 77-101 lopsided loss was the worst for the Gin Kings in the ongoing tournament and something that chief playmaker LA Tenorio hopes would serve as a wake-up call for the team.
“They (Meralco) wanted the game more than us, basically, that’s the story of the game. From the start pa lang, they came out really aggressive and they really started the game well. From there, hindi na kami nakahabol. They were more ready than us,” said Tenorio.
“I hope this is a wakeup call for us, especially going to the playoffs or especially the last three games. I think this game serves as a lesson para sa amin. We can’t just win with our offense, we have to make an effort to play our game again. We have to get back to our identity as a team, look at this game and go forward, marami kaming matutunan from this game,” added the 35-year old native of Nasugbu Batangas.
Brgy. Ginebra’s next assignment is against TNT on Friday, November 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.