STANLEY Pringle insisted it was Barangay Ginebra’s interior defense – more than from the perimeter – that factored in GlobalPort’s poor shooting in the team’s 85-70 loss on Wednesday night in the PBA Philippine Cup.
While LA Tenorio made an impressive job fronting him, it was giant slotman Greg Slaughter who the Batang Pier star believes made it harder for him to penetrate and score against the Gin Kings.
“It was tough definitely with Greg being in there with his size, making it a little bit difficult when we were driving,” said the 6-foot-1 Pringle, who registered just 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting, although he did have nine rebounds and three assists against four turnovers in 40 minutes.
Backcourt partner Terrence Romeo had a more dismal shooting night, missing all but two of his 10 shots for just 10 points in 24 minutes.
“Shots were not falling,” Pringle said. “It’s always going to be a tough night when you’re not hitting right.”
The 28-year-old Filipino-American playmaker stressed they simply have to adjust whenever one of the dynamic duo gets shackled.
“We just have to stay together and be positive.”