Amid Ginebra’s injury woes, Cone expects more from Ferrer, Mariano

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Geje Eustaquio exacts revenge, wins ONE interim flyweight title Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Barangay Ginebra has not been the picture of excellence with its current situation in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We wanted them to step up but they just haven’t been capable of playing in the level we want them to yet.”Ginebra faced Phoenix without 7-foot center Greg Slaughter, who is recovering from a strained hamstring he suffered in practice, and forward Joe Devance, who is still recuperating from a foot surgery.What’s left of the team is a bench that has yet to fill in the gap of the two big men.“We’re grasping at straws and see who steps up and plays well but we’re not finding any straws,” said Cone whose team mustered to outscore Phoenix 29-12 in the fourth but still came up short.“It’s been a tough stretch, you don’t want to play this badly when you got a couple of guys go down. You still want to come out.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Gin Kings just lost in disappointing fashion to Phoenix, 87-82, in the PBA Philippine Cup and that blow saw them slip to their third straight loss for a 2-3 record.And as Ginebra continues to struggle with injuries, head coach Tim Cone said his remaining players isn’t hauling the weight he expected them to do.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We haven’t played well. We haven’t responded well to being undermanned. We expected guys to step up specifically Aljon [Mariano] and Kevin [Ferrer],” said Cone Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Phoenix holds on as Ginebra comeback fizzles  NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Banchero calf a concern as Aces battle Batang Pier

first_imgThe Batang Pier will be led by Prince Ibeh, whose last stop was with the Yokohama B-Corsairs in Japan’s B. League.NLEX battles TNT in the 7 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Lumad school backers vow to fight legal battle vs DepEd closure order02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Coach Alex Compton relished Alaska notching its first win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup over Columbian last Sunday—a breather in what will be a tough 10-day stretch for the Aces.But not without a tinge of regret.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “I think I made a big mistake though today. I’m not sure; I think I played Chris Banchero too long,” Compton said. “I’m not sure what’s going on with his calf. I’m hoping that it’s just cramps. I’m hoping.”Banchero had 20 points that night, his prints all over the Aces’ 111-98 decision over the Dyip. But the Alaska coach felt his top guard’s performance may come back to haunt him in the coming games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBanchero hasn’t been the sturdiest guy on Alaska’s roster and the Aces are bracing for a whirlwind stretch that continues Wednesday when they battle dangerous NorthPort at 4:30 p.m. at Ynares Center in Antipolo.“We have a nice little run here of four games in 10 days, so to get one is good. But we play again [on Wednesday], we play next Saturday, we play [again] next Wednesday,” he said. “With NorthPort coming up, it’s one of the reasons I’m kicking myself for playing Chris for such a long stretch … I hope I’m wrong, I hope it’s nothing big.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Fearsome heavy champ didn’t mean bloodlast_img read more