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    Misfiring Aguilar, Tenorio offer no excuses, shrug off ugly loss as 'one bad game'

    Feb 24, 2017
    LA Tenorio was a non-factor in Game One. Jaime Campos

    LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar offered no excuses after Ginebra was dealt a lopsided loss by San Miguel in the opener of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

    Tenorio was held to just five points on 2-8 shooting in 15-and-a-half minutes while the 6-9 Aguilar didn't fare any better as he was limited to five points on 1-10 shooting to go with two rebounds in 14 minutes.

    Both Ginebra starters were no more than spectators on the bench by the time the Beermen put the final touches to a 109-82 win that put them in the driver's seat in the best-of-seven finals.

    Later, Tenorio refused to make fatigue as an excuse, saying Ginebra had enough rest after completing a win over Star in a seven-game semifinal series that went the distance.

    "Fatigue? Hindi na. Nakapag-break na kami ng isang araw eh. So I think fatigue is not a factor,"  said Tenorio, adding Ginebra has a tendency to play one bad game in the playoffs.

    "Every series may ganito kaming game eh. So we just have to move forward and prepare as much as we can for (the) Lucena (game)," he added.

    Aguilar agreed: "Energy wise, we thought we had energy kanina. Obviously energy wasn't the key cause they still beat us. We just need to be better next game and be ready." 

    Tenorio was also hardly bothered losing in lopsided fashion.

    "Okay naman kami. A 30-point lead and a one-point lead is the same in a finals series. Now, we move forward and prepare for Game Two. That's it," the former Gilas guard said.

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    "Tulad nung sinabi ko rito sa nauna, we just have to forget this game and move forward to Game Two. That's it. We cannot bow our heads or umiyak. We'll get back at them next game."

    Aguilar is just as eager to move on.

     "Game one is over, we just have to move on. We just didn't play in a high level. Di namin naexecute yung game plan," the Ginebra slotman said. 

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    LA Tenorio was a non-factor in Game One. Jaime Campos
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