Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa

first_imgJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee felt relieved to get back at TNT after the Gin Kings got blown out by the KaTropa in the elimination round.“They did us pretty bad last time,” Brownlee said, referring to the Gin Kings’ 121-92 loss to the KaTropa on September 23.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Racela: TNT got ‘outcoached, outhustled’ in Game 1 loss to Ginebra OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But more importantly for Brownlee, Ginebra’s 121-94 revenge against TNT on Monday also gave it a headstart in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s just good to start off and get the first game. We were just looking in and try to put a lot of effort, be aggressive and try to get this. We just did a good job and everybody from guys coming off the bench has played great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Brownlee also praised his teammates Joe Devance and Jervy Cruz for stepping up in the series opener.But it’s obvious that the Gin Kings won big primarily because of Brownlee’s all-around production with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 “I think the main thing is just that we’re coming out with a lot of aggression on defense, where we’re not being timid or not being laid back on defense. We’re just trying to get after guys, try to pressure them, and try to dictate how we want to defend them instead of them dictating on how they want to attack us,” he said.That defensive intensity is what forced TNT’s main guys Glen Rice and Jayson Castro to commit 13 of their squad’s 22 turnovers that led to 23 turnover pointsBrownlee expects a much tougher Game 2 for the Gin Kings especially with the way they clobbered the KaTropa.“We know TNT is a tough team. They will come out and make adjustments and we just got to be prepared. Whatever we’re running, we just gotta run it with great purpose and do what we want to do. We’ll try to keep defending them the best way we can and try to force them into things they don’t usually do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more