Linggo, Pebrero 26, 2012
Ginebra vs Rai or Shine Dubai Match
Another breath taking win by barangay ginebra gin kings last feb 25, 2012
Highlights of the game is in the last 28.1 seconds where Bgy Ginebra is still leading with 89 - 88 score. The ball is in the hands of Ginebra, Kirby Raymundo missed his shot and it was an airball.
The basketball landed in the hands of Norwood on the receiving end but the supposed buzzer beater shot of Norwood did not sink to the basket in the last few seconds. Rain or Shine lost to Ginebra with final score of 89 - 88. Gin Kings winning in the court in Dubai.
Duke Crews led Rain or Shine to a mighty comeback from a 13-point deficit in the
homestretch but had a big mental lapse in the closing seconds, allowing Barangay Ginebra to escape
with an 89-88 squeaker in the closing game of the PBA Dubai series at the Al-Shabab Sports Club here
Crews dished out his most productive performance as a Rain or Shine import, collecting 28 points and
20 rebounds, but threw away his effort by forgetting to call a timeout after collaring the offensive
carom following a missed shot by Mike Cortez with five seconds left in the clock.
In a previous timeout, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao’s instruction was clear – sue for time
once they get possession.
The Elasto Painters, however, didn’t follow the order, instead running a transition play that they
failed to complete, allowing the Kings to nail a second win in three starts in the mid-season
Getting an outlet pass from Crews, Gabe Norwood himself didn’t call a timeout, missing a
desperation shot off Jayjay Helterbrand in the dying seconds to the delight of the predominantly
pro-Ginebra crowd in the jampacked playing venue.
“It’s far from a good win but we take it. We have a long 10-hour flight home. At least, we’re
flying home happy,” said Ginebra coach Siot Tanquingcen.
“Breaks of the game. Di naka timeout si Duke Crews. Yung kay Gabe naman, di na pwedeng pigilin
dahil fastbreak na,” rued Rain or Shine assistant coach Caloy Garcia.
Splitting their two games here, the Elasto Painters are going home Sunday with a 1-3 win-loss
Mark Caguioa topscored for Ginebra with 19 points, including a crucial five-point binge giving the
Kings their 13-point spread at 87-74 with 4:57 left to play.
The Elasto Painters, however, refused to give up, going to Crews, Jeff Chan and Paul Lee as they
rallied to within two at 87-89 with 43.4 ticks left.
A dribbling error by Kerby Raymundo in the next play opened the opportunity for Rain or Shine to
tie. The Elasto Painters, however, failed to capitalize with Crews splitting two free throws in the
last 28.3 seconds and later forgetting to call a timeout. Chris Alexander struggled for only 14
points but Jayjay Helterbrand, Mike Cortez and Kerby Ramundo also produced double-digit outputs for
Helterbrand fired four three-pointers, including a buzzer-beater pushing Ginebra on top, 42-40, at
the half. The 2009 MVP winner finished with 18 points.
For the third straight game, the Barangay Ginebra Kings found themselves in another tight battle.
This time, the Kings found a way to escape as they survived the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 89-88, in the second of two out-of-the-country games of the 37th PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Al-Shabab Sports Clu in Dubai, UAE late Friday night.
Rain or Shine missed the chance of sweeping its Dubai- sojourn when import Duke Crews committed a telling mental lapse in the closing seconds of the game.
The Painters, who went into the game riding the crest of their 99-95 win over the Barako Bull Energy, battled from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit and had a chance to steal the win in the final seconds.
With his team down by a hairline, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao instructed his wards to call a timeout should they retain possession in the waning seconds.
The Painters came up with a big defensive stop when they forced Mike Cortez to miss a jumpshot in the final five seconds.
Duke Crews secured the defensive rebound but instead of following Guiao’s instruction, he threw an outlet pass to Gabe Norwood, whose desperation shot went awry.
Before leaving for Dubai, Ginebra absorbed a deflating 74-76 loss to the Alaska Aces . Before that two-point loss, the Kings barely survived the Petron Blaze Boosters.
Source: inquirer.net, pba.ph