Barangay Ginebra San Miguel got off to a good start in the 2015 Philippine Cup as they pummeled the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, 101-81, on Sunday, October 19 at the Philippine Arena.
Japeth Aguilar led the barrage, clearly inspired coming off his stint with the national team, as he registered 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks in the main event of opening day.
“I firmly believe that you should work hard every day. You stay with your system, you continue to believe in it, and then the wins will follow,” Ginebra head coach Jeff Cariaso said of the team’s positive start to the conference.
“More importantly, guys who didn’t play were very supportive. Guys were cheering each other. Guys are putting their heads down when they made turnovers. Those are the things that I felt were just as good with this win – those little things like that.”
Cariaso explained those small gestures make up the team’s small but valuable steps to building their chemistry.
“It means our chemistry is improving, our understanding of what it takes to win is improving and just us willing to play for each other.”