PBA: Ginebra fends off Blackwater rally behind Tenorio's efforts | Inquirer Sports

PBA: Ginebra fends off Blackwater rally behind Tenorio’s efforts

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:12 PM February 25, 2015
LA Tenorio tries to escape the defense of Brian Heruela. PBA Images/INQUIRER.net

LA Tenorio tries to escape the defense of Brian Heruela. PBA Images/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel escaped Blackwater, 89-82, to move above the .500 mark in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Chief playmaker LA Tenorio scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Kings improve to 4-3. Import Michael Dunigan had 27 points and 16 rebounds while 7-foot Greg Slaughter also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ginebra blew a 16-point lead it built in the third quarter after Blackwater closed the gap to within two, 77-75, on Rob Celiz’s layup off a fastbreak with 4:25 remaining.

“I just told them not to panic and don’t rush,” said Ginebra head coach Ato Agustin in Filipino.

FEATURED STORIES

Tenorio stabilized the offense and the Kings managed to settle down as it responded with an 8-0 run capped by two free throws by Dunigan just a little over a minute later.

“This game is really important for us because we improved in the standings and are now tied in fourth place. We started slow but we were able to recover in the second quarter,” Agustin said.

The Kings trailed by eight at one point in the second quarter before grabbing the lead by halftime. Mark Caguioa and Dunigan scored nine points each in that critical period for Ginebra.

Marcus Douthit posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks while Bambam Gamalinda and JP Erram scored 11 apiece for the Elite, who ran out of steam in the final three minutes and suffered their third straight loss since their breakthrough win over the San Miguel Beermen two weeks ago.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Barangay Ginebra Kings, Basketball, Blackwater Elite, LA Tenorio, Michael Dunigan, PBA, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.