BARANGAY Ginebra seeks to finally build momentum as it battles Mahindra on Sunday in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
Coming off a decisive 89-64 win over Meralco in Biñan, Laguna last week, the Gin Kings gun for their first winning streak in the all-Filipino conference as they embark on another road game, this time against the Enforcers at 5:15 p.m.
But coach Tim Cone insists his team is still hardly concerned about results at this point, having a rough start to the season with only two wins to show in its first five games.
“I don’t live and die with the wins and losses right now,” Cone said. “It’s really about the process and foundation we’re trying to build and the style of play we’re trying to learn. If we play the way we’re supposed to play and we lose, I’ll be okay with that.”
“But I also believe that if we play the way we’re supposed to play, then we’ll look up the score after forty-eight minutes and we’ll be winning,” the champion coach was quick to add.
Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar continued to carry the offensive load, but the twin towers finally found significant help from the backcourt against the Bolts, a scenario which they hope would be the same against the Enforcers, who boast their own promising big man in Bradwyn Guinto, the early leader in the Rookie of the Year race.
“We’re going to have our ups and downs for a while, but the more and more we play like we did (against Meralco), the more and more we’ll smooth ourselves out,” Cone said.
The Enforcers look to get back on track after losing four of their first five games, the latest a 93-85 decision to Barako Bull.
San Miguel Beer aims for a fifth win in six games to regain the solo lead as it takes on emergent Barako Bull (3-2) earlier at 3 o’clock.