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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were so sad at what happened the last time,” San Miguel’s Leo Austria said minutes after getting 33 points from Alex Cabagnot and a combined 99 from five others.The Game 2 result was the most comprehensive rout suffered by the Gin Kings from anyone in this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our intensity tonight was 100 percent,” added Austria, a six-time champion. “We were 70 percent in Game 1, it was like a walk through for us because we allowed them to execute their plays. The way we played tonight (Sunday) was our [kind of] game.”Cabagnot tossed in 22 of his total in the first half, 12 of them coming in the second period when the Beermen broke the Gin Kings’ collective backs.Ginebra wasn’t able to come closer than 16 points the rest of the way. 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe real San Miguel Beer squad—the team that has established a dynasty in recent years—showed up on Sunday night.After being blown to bits in Game 1 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup title series, the Beermen were razor-sharp all game and bamboozled Barangay Ginebra, 134-109, to level the Finals at 1-1 and hush the pro-Gin Kings crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I think he used the word humiliating,” Ginebra’s Tim Cone said as he echoed how Austria felt after Ginebra’s 127-99 Game 1 win.“It’s funny because we talked about how they can turn it around. I just don’t think we really believed they could.”“They are who they are for a reason. That message was sent to us strong and clear,” Cone went on.Ginebra didn’t play that bad in the first half, which closed out with the Beermen sitting on a 75-46 bubble. In fact, the Kings were 50 percent from the field.But the Beermen were a lot better—61 percent from the field in the first two quarters and five players already in twin digits.Import Justin Brownlee, who erupted for 42 points in the series opener, was the only player in double figures for Cone with 11.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Coach’s bond with players major key to F2’s success “They really came back at us,” Cone said. “I feel so bad that I don’t want to talk to you guys. I tried to sneak out (of the venue).”Govs’ Cup importsMeanwhile, Allen Durham will be back for yet another tour of duty in the Governors’ Cup, setting out to win a third straight Best Import award in the season-ender.More importantly, he will try to lead Meralco over the hump after two straight bridesmaid finishes.Durham won the Best Import trophy on seasons that they lost to the Gin Kings and Justin Brownlee, including last year when they lost in Game 7.Another former Best Import winner set for a return is Arizona Reid, who will suit up anew for the Beermen, whom he led to the 2015 championship.Former Alaska import Romeo Travis will be playing for Magnolia this time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img


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