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Ginebra decided to pounce on ‘surprising reprieve’ in playoff sport

Ginebra coach Tim Cone. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—The Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings are set on making good of their ultimate shot to proceed their title protection as they face Phoenix in a knockout sport for the final remaining playoff spot.

Their marketing campaign within the much-delayed 2021 PBA Philippine Cup has taken twists and turns that may be described as both merciless or fateful.

The Gin Kings ended the eliminations at 4-7, a poor file for a defending champion, however they by some means discovered a strategy to keep alive after NorthPort defeated Alaska within the ultimate sport of the eliminations.

“We’ve been given an surprising reprieve so we wish to do our greatest and reap the benefits of it,” mentioned Ginebra coach Tim Cone as per

“The fellows know the street is hard and has been powerful but it surely begins with one step. That step begins tomorrow with our sport in opposition to Phoenix.”

If the Gin Kings don’t advance, will probably be the primary time in 21 years {that a} defending Philippine Cup champion fails to enter the playoffs.

The final Philippine Cup champion to not make it to the next yr’s playoffs was Shell in 2000.

Apparently, Ginebra and Phoenix have been the highest two seeds throughout final yr’s bubble after ending with an idential 8-3 card. The Gin Kings took the no.1 spot by advantage of their win over the latter.

The Gasoline Masters have been finally booted out within the semifinals with TNT shifting on to face Ginebra within the finals.

“The no.8 spot gained’t be given to us, now we have to earn it,” mentioned Phoenix head coach Topex Robinson.

The eighth place playoff is on Saturday at DHVSU Gymnasium at 4:35 pm.


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