MANILA, Philippines–With LA Tenorio troubling, Nards Pinto offered Ginebra a much-needed lift to defeat Rain or Shine in its PBA Governors’ Cup launching on Sunday evening.
Pinto turned up huge, racking up 8 of his 12 factors in the 4th quarter to aid the Gin Kings ward off the Elasto Painters, 116-108.
“Having guys like Nards and Scottie, we didn’t panic when we fell behind for that short time and got back into the game with a couple of big threes. We also made a little bit of a run thanks to him,” instructor Tim Cone stated.
The previous Arellano celebrity hit timely baskets in the last structure, consisting of a three-way that triggered an 11-0 pursue the Gin Kings tracked by 3 with under 9 mins to play.
Pinto likewise had 2 rebounds, 3 aids and also a swipe in 20 mins off the bench.
Cone stated Tenorio “had a little bit of a tweak of his abdominal muscle” that restricted him to simply 2 mins of activity. He completed with 3 factors.
“He’s a warrior, I don’t think anybody else would even try to play at that point but LA wants to play and that’s why Nards was so absolutely crucial because we wanted to keep Scottie’s minutes down a little bit and we didn’t think LA was gonna have a lot of minutes,” stated Cone.
“So we knew Nards was gonna come out and man, he really played in that fourth quarter. He always plays well in the fourth quarter,” he included.
Leave a Reply