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Tenorio takes blame for offensive struggles

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
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LA Tenorio had a night to forget offensively in Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s win over Rain or Shine, 81-74, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena in the PBA Philippine Cup.

Tenorio missed all his field goal attempts but still finished with four points, five rebounds, and six assists 

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“Offensively, you can say I really struggled and I can feel that, and I take the blame on that,” said Tenorio. “The thing that I just did is to play defense especially down the stretch.”

“I was out of focus during the game.”

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Tenorio also missed crucial free throws down the stretch for Ginebra when he blanked his chances at the 46.5-second mark of the fourth and the Gin Kings up 78-74.

Fortunately for Tenorio, he’s not the only one missing his shots late in the game as the Elasto Painters missed their last 12 attempts in the fourth period.

Tenorio, though, would take a bad shooting game in a win than having a high-scoring affair in a loss.

“I’d rather take this game than the last game, scoring a lot of points but we didn’t win,” said Tenorio, who had 27 points in their loss to TNT. “So I’d rather take this kind of win and grinding out wins, even if it’s not pretty, as long as we did our best especially on the defensive end.”

Ginebra limited Rain or Shine to 26 percent shooting (26-of-100) from the field while converting a respectable 46 percent of its shots (32-of-70).

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