Sloppy offense doomed Ginebra, says Slaughter
For Greg Slaughter, Ginebra’s 94-77 shock loss to Blackwater boiled down to one thing—poor execution on offense.
It was Blackwater’s first victory against Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup and Slaughter admitted the Elite just had their way against the Gin Kings.
“We didn’t really make it hard on them with our offense,” said Slaughter Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We had just 30 something points (33) in the first half and they took advantage of us every time with their offense.”
What it lacked in size against Ginebra, Blackwater made up for in speed and sheer guts to punish the Gin Kings in transition.
The 6-foot-7 JP Erram and 6-foot-4 Mac Belo both scored 22 points as the two ran circles around Japeth Aguilar and Slaughter who stand 6-foot-9 and 7-feet, respectively.
Blackwater’s fast-paced offense played to the tune of 16 fast break points and 29 points off turnovers.
“Every time we had a sloppy offensive possession, they pushed it to the other side,” said Slaughter whose team turned the ball over 21 times. “It’s tough when they spread the offense, and also our main problem was our execution on offense.”
Slaughter also commended how Erram, his former teammate in the UAAP with Ateneo, matched up with him despite their substantial size difference.
“Poy’s good, we’re both from Ateneo, so I know how hard he works so I wasn’t surprised,” said Slaughter who finished with 20 points and 10 boards. “He continued to work hard and hard work always pays off.”
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