Minasaker ng Ginebra ang TNT 121-94 sa opener ng kanilang PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinals series noong Lunes sa Smart Araneta Coliseum, pero hindi pa oras para magdiwang si coach Tim Cone.
Alam ng two-time grand slam coach na babalikwas ang KaTropa sa Game 2 ngayon na dadayo ng Batangas City. Hinala ni Cone, pagod ang TNT sa dinaanan sa quarters.
“Remember, they had to play two (quarterfinals) games coming to this game and we only had to play one. Those are really tiring,” sabi ni Cone.
“I wouldn’t say we expected them to be this way, but I guess maybe we hoped they will be a little tired because of that tough Rain or Shine series.”
“No, I don’t know,” unang sagot ni TNT coach Nash Racela kung sa tingin niya ay pagod ang kanyang team. “Could be. We shouldn’t be entertaining those thoughts at this point. That’s how I always felt about the fatigue factor.”
Alam ni Cone na iba ang kanilang kakaharapin mamaya. “They’ll get their legs and they’ll come back and it should be quite a game on Wednesday,” saad niya.
Sang-ayon si Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. “We know TNT is a tough team,” sabi niya.
“They will come out and make adjustments and we just gotta be prepared. Whatever we’re running, we just gotta run it with great purpose and do what we want to do.”