The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

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The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

Post by Ginebra Tambayan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:41 am

The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning
MICO HALILI November 6, 2012 4:24pm


Ginebra shined brightest during their season opener
against GlobalPort. Can they pull off a similar feat in
their second meeting?
KC Cruz

After five straight losses, what else can we do but ask questions? What happened to the run and gun team we thought we would see all tournament long? What happened to the excitement over LA Tenorio's arrival? When happened to the promise of flight by Chris Ellis? What happened to the offseason that indicated change? After five straight losses, what else can we do but ask - what happened in Ginebra’s last five games?

Let’s see:

Five Meralco players scored in double figures.

Barako Bull’s Sean Anthony scored 21.

Petron’s Arwind Santos tallied 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Five Alaska players scored in double figures.

James Yap went 4 out of 14 and San Mig Coffee still won.

Perhaps answers to questions above no longer exist in the past. If people review Ginebra’s last five games, especially Ginebra’s last two assignments, they might find the solutions they seek. Or, maybe they’re better off starting from scratch. Erase and rewind. Press reset. Move on as if the last five games never happened. Go ahead. Push it further. Proceed as if Ginebra’s first seven games no longer matter.

No more questions.

Work with a clean slate.

Go back to the beginning.

I know some players are injured. I know Dylan Ababou will be out for months. I know it’s hard to forget about five straight losses. But what will Ginebra gain from dwelling on the last five weeks? Why focus on the past if there are more urgent matters in the future?

Ginebra faces Globalport on November 9. It’s the rematch of opening day. More appropriately, it’s the rewind of opening day. Erase. Rewind. Ginebra’s tournament comes full circle. Back to step number one. Because the optimism generated by Ginebra’s opening day performance is practically gone. The 110 points Ginebra scored against Globalport last September 30 is now the exception, not the rule. Tenorio’s 10 assists on opening night wasn’t a preview. It became the unreachable standard.

Think about it. Ginebra faces Globalport again for a reason. If Ginebra wins, Ginebra’s losing skid ends and the team’s confidence returns. If Globalport wins, Ginebra’s losing skid continues and the team’s confidence disappears even more. If you ask me, it’s perfect timing. Here’s a chance to restart your tournament. Here’s an opportunity to recalibrate your goals. Ginebra can bounce back against the only team they beat convincingly. I know Globalport can worsen Ginebra’s problems. They really can. But for Ginebra, this sounds like a timely opportunity.

After meeting Globalport on November 9, Ginebra will prepare for a brutal three-game stretch. Ginebra will play against Talk ‘N Text on November 11, Alaska on November 18 and Rain or Shine on November 25. See, Ginebra’s game against Globalport is not just a rematch. It’s really their springboard for survival.

Suddenly, asking about Ginebra’s last five games doesn’t seem so relevant. Suddenly, mulling over Ginebra’s loss to rival San Mig Coffee doesn’t seem so urgent. Suddenly, the question about Ginebra shifts from “What happened before?” to “What happens now?” - AMD, GMA News


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Re: The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

Post by NSD Loyalist on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:53 am

Back to square one.

Back to zero.

Rewind.

Refresh.

Delete All Files.


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Re: The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

Post by MR. FAST on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:55 am

^REFORMAT

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Re: The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

Post by NSD Loyalist on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:58 am

Reformat ng alin? Coaching staff? :lol!:

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Re: The Final Score: Ginebra slides back to the beginning

Post by Ken2ot on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:16 am

Gawing Eraser ang ulo ni kalbo??? hehehehe...smile

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