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Brownlee on win over SMB: ‘Ginebra showed great character’

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Just two nights after absorbing a debilitating loss to Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra faced mighty San Miguel in a game the Gin Kings were raring to bounce back.  Ginebra was up to the task as it came away with a 107-99 win and it was import Justin Brownlee, who led the way. Brownlee had his […]

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Cone excited to coach Yap in Cebu All-Star Game vs Gilas

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Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone has always looked at the All-Star festivities as a rare chance for him to handle interesting talents whom he doesn’t usually coach. Initially, Cone was to coach superstars June Mar Fajardo and Terrence Romeo as part of the Visayas All-Stars until national coach Chot Reyes on Friday announced the […]

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Cone: ‘Fresh’ Caguioa, Helterbrand set to play after grueling Game 2

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LUCENA—After surviving a 124-119 overtime Game 2 thriller on Sunday, Ginebra knows that for it to snare the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup title, it has to play excellent basketball from the opening tip. “This team is incredibly versatile, they can go in, they can go out, they can penetrate, they can defend you. They have incredible […]

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Ginebra has advantage in Game 7 because of Cone, says Pingris

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With the Star-Ginebra semifinals series going the distance, Marc Pingris admits the Hotshots will be the underdogs in their do-or-die. “They have the advantage because they have coach Tim (Cone),” Pingris said in Filipino. “He has a lot of experience in these situations compared to coach Chito (Victolero).” Pingris should know, given that Cone previously […]

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Gin Kings eye equalizer in close semis series vs Hotshots

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The Star Hotshots are still in the lead at 2-1 but the Barangay Ginebra Kings are back on the warpath promising an even more furious battle in Game 4 of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. The two teams engaged in a slam-bang duel in each of their first three […]

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Devance returns to give Ginebra lift in Game 3

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Joe Devance only had six points and six rebounds but his impact in Barangay Ginebra’s win over Star in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals goes beyond his numbers. Devance returned after missing three games due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot and though, his injury is still very much bothering […]

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Cone’s fears realized as Aguilar hyperextends elbow after dunk

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Tim Cone has always worried about seeing Japeth Aguilar get injured doing what he does best, and on Friday those fears were realized. The lanky forward hyperextended his right elbow after a breakaway dunk at the 3:55 mark of the second quarter with Ginebra leading 44-35. “I turned to (assistant coach) Richard (del Rosario) after […]

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Up-and-down trend continues for Ginebra after loss to San Miguel

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Barangay Ginebra’s roller coaster ride this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup continues. Alternating wins and losses through their first seven games, the Gin Kings have struggled to consistently churn out performances worthy of a winning streak. Though there were positives like the way it performed against San Miguel on Sunday, the team still drew the short […]

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Fajardo hopes Beermen will stay healthy the rest of the way

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June Mar Fajardo expected a tough outing with San Miguel going up against Ginebra on Sunday. With his paltry seven-point outing in Game 5 of last season’s Governors’ Cup semifinals still lingering in his mind, the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player fell once again to coach Tim Cone’s trap as he was saddled with four […]

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Cone still ‘shocked’ to see former player Yap playing for ROS

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James Yap may be in tuned with his new team, but some people are still in shock the former Star player is now wearing another uniform. Take Ginebra head coach Tim Cone for instance. Cone was Yap’s coach when they won the Grand Slam back in 2014 and even though it’s been almost two years […]

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Ginebra makes season debut vs TNT

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Four weeks after its first title run in eight years, Barangay Ginebra makes its keenly awaited return Sunday, taking on TNT KaTropa to kick off its campaign in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup before an expected good crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.          Coach Tim Cone hopes they get over first-game jitters early as […]

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Cone on passing up on Jalalon: Ferrer’s the guy we’re looking for

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As much as Tim Cone would have loved to build a second installment of “The Fast and The Furious,” the Barangay Ginebra coach said picking forward Kevin Ferrer over guard Jio Jalalon boiled down to addressing the Gin Kings’ needs. Fans clamored for a Jalalon team up with Scottie Thompson in what would be a […]

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Ginebra’s Ferrer looks to improve maturity under Cone

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Kevin Ferrer has yet to wear an official Barangay Ginebra jersey, but when it comes to the team’s “never-say-die” attitude, the lanky forward has already lived it. In his first three years at University of Santo Tomas, Ferrer played under one Ginebra legend in Pido Jarencio. And Ferrer knows all too well how to play […]

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Ginebra celebrates with ‘best fans in the world’

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Mobile phones acting as flashlights lit up the arena like stars, and as the ball found the bottom of the net, a thunderous roar and a wild celebration followed. Four days after Barangay Ginebra’s title win, the Gin Kings’ dramatic victory in Game 6 of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals was still very much […]

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Thompson braces for tough Meralco stand in Game 6

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Scottie Thompson may be a rookie in the PBA but when it comes to pressure, the youngster is well aware of how to push through it.  Ginebra was clinging to an 87-81 lead with less than a minute remaining, and with the shot clock winding down on the Gin Kings’ Thompson made the big basket […]

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Ginebra, Meralco shoot for 3-2 lead

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Weather-permitting, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco continue their title showdown Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Amid the expected surge of tropical storm Karen, the Kings and the Bolts both try to wage their own storms inside the Big Dome as they dispute the pivotal 3-2 lead in the PBA Governors Cup Finals. As in their […]

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San Miguel, Ginebra dispute finals slot in Game 5

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After splitting the first four games, titleholder San Miguel Beer and people’s champ Barangay Ginebra clash for one last time Tuesday, engaging in a royal knockout playoff for a spot in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup Finals.     Just like in any do-or-die match, it’s now more of a question of will and determination as the […]

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Cone: ‘We never had an answer’

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San Miguel Beer came out firing on all cylinders from the get-go and Barangay Ginebra didn’t know what hit them. That was how Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone summed up his team’s blowout loss in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinals series on Sunday. “They came out firing and just never let up, we […]

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Tenorio doesn’t mind going scoreless as long as Ginebra wins

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LA Tenorio isn’t losing sleep for his scoreless performance against San Miguel on Monday. “Mukha ba akong concerned?” Tenorio said smiling. “Hindi naman ako concerned. It’s not about me, it’s not about our import. it’s about the team.” Following his 32-point performance in Ginebra’s quarterfinal tiff against Alaska, Tenorio went 0-of-9 from the field in […]

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Cone fears Slaughter injury could be ACL

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Barangay Ginebra is bracing for the worst as Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone fears that Greg Slaughter may have just tore his ACL after sustaining an injury in the fourth quarter of the team’s 93-86 win over Mahindra on Friday. “Greg’s injury, unfortunately, seems to be an ACL tear,” Cone said in a text message Monday afternoon. “We have […]

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Cone, Ginebra expect Slaughter to return vs Mahindra

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Saddled with an ankle injury for the better part of the conference, Greg Slaughter is about to make his comeback for Ginebra next Friday. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone shared the good news following the Gin Kings’ 116-103 victory over Star on Sunday, giving the team an added boost up front as they eye to stay […]

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Cone on Dalupan: He’s the guy I like to emulate

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The PBA rang the final buzzer before Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine's game on Sunday as a tribute to legendary coach Baby Dalupan. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Tim Cone and Baby Dalupan have always been in the discussion as the greatest ever to coach in the PBA. Dalupan is the archetype of a successful coach winning 15 PBA titles while Cone is deemed as the successor to the throne after winning 18.  Cone, however, said Dalupan will always be the one that […]

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Tenorio has high hopes on Brownlee, rues Kings’ poor FT shooting

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Forced to find a replacement import after Paul Harris’ hand injury, Ginebra coach Tim Cone has been bracing for the worst when he got Justin Brownlee last week. And his fears materialized in the Gin Kings’ game against Alaska on Sunday. The 28-year-old forward suffered from cramps as early as the third quarter, something that […]

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Thompson to take over starting point guard duties for Ginebra

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There will be a changing of the guard in the halls of the PBA’s most famous franchise. Rookie point guard Scottie Thompson will be a starter for Barangay Ginebra for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup taking the duties from established veterans LA Tenorio and one-time Jayjay Helterbrand. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Friday compared […]

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Cone on Ginebra exit: ‘We didn’t live up to the never say die legacy’

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Though it was a tough pill to swallow, Tim Cone admitted Yeng Guiao got the better of him when Barangay Ginebra got booted out by Rain or Shine in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. “I’ve had some real battles with Coach Yeng and Rain or Shine over the years. Today, he certainly won […]

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Jeffers, Ginebra upbeat despite quarterfinals exit

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For Othyus Jeffers, it was a case of wrong timing which proved to be Ginebra’s undoing. “We made strides. We just broke down at the wrong time,” he said, after the Gin Kings got swept in their quarterfinals series against Rain or Shine with a 102-89 defeat on Tuesday. Still, the outspoken reinforcement was satisfied […]

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Ginebra, Rain or Shine begin quarterfinals showdown

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To many, Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine make the matchup with the trimmings of a classic showdown from among four pairings in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. On one side is the Ginebra team on its strongest run under coach Tim Cone while on the other side is the ROS team which is […]

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Ginebra dedicates win to Joe Devance

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Barangay Ginebra has dedicated its impressive 110-84 victory over San Miguel Beer to Joe Devance and his father, who passed away on March 30. Devance Jr. knew of his father Devance Sr.’s passing right before Ginebra’s game against Talk N’ Text and Sol Mercado praised his teammate for having the strength to play despite the […]

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Cone not thrilled with how Ginebra played vs Phoenix despite win

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PANABO CITY – Thanks to another heroic performance from LA Tenorio, Ginebra came out on top in a come-from-behind victory over Phoenix on Saturday night. But that does not hide the Gin Kings’ poor showing in the first half, where they found themselves in deep trouble after the hot-shooting Fuel Masters had buried them down 17 […]

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Tenorio heroic anew as Ginebra beats Star

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Barangay Ginebra outmaneuvered Star at the finish, and the Gin Kings made it two in a row in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 92-87 decision over the Hotshots Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Greg Slaughter and LA Tenorio combined in a decisive seven-to-nothing run in the final minute as the Gin Kings scored a […]

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Rookie coach Webb gives self failing grade as Star bows out

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Before the start of the season, Star head coach Jason Webb was given the job of replacing Tim Cone at the helm of the Hotshots bench.

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Ginebra, Star clash on Christmas Day

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Dream matchup on Christmas Day. The Philippine Basketball Association has got this to offer in the Barangay Ginebra-Star pairing at the start of the Smart Bro Philippine Cup quarterfinals at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The most followed PBA rivalry in the post Crispa-Toyota era, the Gin Kings and the Hotshots face off […]

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Webb on Ginebra: ‘They’ve already figured out a way to win’

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Star handed Barangay Ginebra a beating and foiled its former coach Tim Cone’s debut on the Kings’ throne the first time these two rivals met this season.

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Ginebra holds off TNT, sets up quarterfinals clash with Star

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Barangay Ginebra stretched its run to three games and gained fourth seeding in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup playoff play following a 91-84 drubbing of TNT at the close of the elimination round Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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Ginebra’s never-say-die attitude is drawn from the fans, says Cone

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For the first time in his nearly three decades of coaching, Tim Cone found himself on the winning side of Ginebra’s never-say-die mantra.

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Ginebra aims for quarters berth vs Blackwater in Pampanga

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Foiled by Rain or Shine the last time, Barangay Ginebra takes a second shot at an outright quarterfinal berth as it tangles with back-to-the-wall Blackwater in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at AUF Gym in Angeles, Pampanga Saturday.

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Tenorio: Teams are ‘extra motivated’ to beat Ginebra

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Barangay Ginebra can’t afford to let its guard down every game in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup with the rest of the field more driven in beating the most popular team in the league than any other squad.

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Struggling squads Ginebra, Meralco clash in Laguna

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They have to start winning games.

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Disappointed Cone says Ginebra not at San Miguel’s level

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San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra are at the opposite end of the standings ahead of their clash on Sunday night.

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Player of the Week: Slaughter showing the result of his offseason work

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Greg Slaughter spent the offseason working on his individual skills and strengthening his upper body under conditioning and assistant coach Kirk Colier. The result was evident in his first three games in the 41st Season of the PBA after averaging monster numbers of 27.3 points and 20.3 rebounds. Although Barangay Ginebra was kept winless during […]

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
GlobalPort VS Rain or Shine 04:15 PM
Barangay Ginebra VS Blackwater 07:00 PM
MAY 26 FRIDAY ALONTE SPORTS ARENA
San Miguel Beer VS Alaska 05:15 PM
NLEX VS Phoenix 03:00 PM
MAY 27 SATURDAY YNARES CENTER-ANTIPOLO
Rain or Shine VS TNT KaTropa 04:30 PM
Barangay Ginebra VS Meralco 06:45 PM
MAY 28 SUNDAY YNARES CENTER-ANTIPOLO