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    Ginebra finally back in action as Kings face upbeat Blackwater

    Jun 12, 2022
    Tim Cone
    Tim Cone is counting on Stanley Pringle to keep the Gin Kings going after leaning on Justin Brownlee the previous conference. 

    BARANGAY Ginebra opens its season on Sunday when it faces Blackwater in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

    The Gins face the Bossing at 6:30 p.m. in their first game since winning the Governors’ Cup last April.

    See Stanley Pringle could make return in Ginebra opener vs Blackwater

    Ginebra, who topped the all-Filipino tournament in 2020, again tries to prove it can win without Justin Brownlee.

    Undoubtedly for Ginebra coach Tim Cone, Brownlee’s absence is a big hole to plug and he hopes that Stanley Pringle and the rest of the team can again do the job.

    “We won’t have Justin and that’s always a huge, huge adjustment. When you have a super import like that, and then you pull him away, there’s a lot of void you have to fill,” said Cone.

    “Hopefully, Stanley could come back and get back to a hundred percent and fill some void, the development of Christian and Japeth playing together will be part of the growth so we could fill that void. But it’s always hard for us to go in the all-Filipino after playing with Justin. He just does so much for us. It’s a huge adjustment,” said Cone.

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    Scottie Thompson, Stanley Pringle, LA TenorioStanley Pringle (center) rejoins Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio on the Ginebra backcourt.

    “I think it will take a few games for us to adjust and get everything going. But our team still has outstanding leadership,” Cone said.

    Pringle is expected to play his first game back from knee surgery that forced him to miss all but one game during the Governors’ Cup.

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