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    Feb 10, 2014
    Ginebra came out for the second half a different team after halftime pep talk by Robert Jaworski. Jerome Ascano

    BARANGAY Ginebra earned the admiration of no less than its most famous player after pulling off an epic 94-91 come-from-behind win over San Mig Coffee to forge a winner-take-all Game Seven for a berth in the Finals of the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup on Monday night.

    Jaworski gave a pep talk inside the Ginebra dugout at the half after seeing the Kings trailed by as much as 14 points in the first two quarters.

    But Ginebra came up with a more inspired performance in the second half and put together a memorable comeback in a Game Six victory that levelled the best-of-seven series at 3-3.

    Asked what his brief message was to the team at halftime, Jaworski replied, “I just said, 'as long as they (Gin Kings) stay together, they are fine.' They were a mess in the first half and that’s what I said inside.”

    More than anything else, Jaworski was happy to see the Kings give out their best to the appreciation of the pro Ginebra crowd that trooped to the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    “Maganda! Nag-enjoy lahat ng mga tao at maganda ang game eh. Iyun ang importante,” said the 67-year-old legend, who wore a white jacket over a black polo shirt and black pants as he sat at ringside.

    Before leaving the Big Dome in haste, the Big J waved to the fans and encouraged all the “ka-Barangay” to come over and support the Kings in the decisive Game Seven on Wednesday.

    “Sa lahat ng basketball fans, manood kayo at magsasaya kayo, suportahan niyo ang Ginebra,” he said.

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    Ginebra came out for the second half a different team after halftime pep talk by Robert Jaworski. Jerome Ascano
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