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    JDV still likes Ginebra chances despite 0-2 hole: 'This isn't impossible'

    Nov 12, 2018
    PHOTO: marlo cueto

    BEEN there, done that.

    Notwithstanding the tall odds facing Barangay Ginebra, veteran big man Joe Devance still likes the chances of the Kings against the streaking Magnolia Hotshots in their PBA Governors Cup semifinals series.

    The two-time reigning champions found themselves in a deep hole Monday night following a 101-97 win to go down 0-2 in the best-of-five series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    But Devance is not about to push the panic button, saying the Kings had been in this same situation before.

    If ever, this is another challenge for the Kings to prove they are the league’s undisputed ‘Never Say Die’ team.

    “This isn’t impossible. We just have to come out and take one game at a time,” said Devance, who has yet to see action in the playoffs due to a fractured foot.

    Game Three is set Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Devance said Ginebra will definitely not give it to Magnolia until the Hotshots get that clinching win.

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    “We’re not going to quit,” said the veteran forward. “Were too good of a team to just layover and quit like that.”

    But Devance said the Kings will have to get their act together as a team if it would do once again the improbable.

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    “If we can get through this, it would be the ultimate test for us,” he said. “We’ll see what we can do.”

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