Ginebra not yet in peak form says Tenorio

Jul 12, 2018

LA Tenorio thinks Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has yet to reach its full potential even after advancing to the semi-finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup with seven straight wins after a 1-5 start.

Ginebra continued its winning ways Wednesday by completing a quarterfinal sweep of Meralco, 104-90, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, to arrange a best-of-five showdown with either Rain or Shine and GlobalPort in the semis.

Rain or Shine and GlobalPort dispute the remaining semis berth Thursday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Regardless of which team the league's most popular team face, Tenorio urged Ginebra to keep its foot on the gas pedal.

"Hopefully, ang peak talaga namin is sana more pa," Tenorio said after finishing with 11 points, five assists and three steals.

"Sana wala pa kami dun sa top of the mountain. Medyo nagka-climb pa kami. Hopefully, makuha namin yung right timing," he added.

Many doubted the ability of the Kings to reach the playoffs after Ginebra opened its campaign with a 1-5 record.

But the sense of urgency and the arrival of Justin Brownlee's, who replaced the ineffective Charles Garcia, enabled the Kings to turn things around and reach the semis for the sixth straight conference.

Tenorio said the two long breaks during the eliminations and the addition of Jeff Chan from Phoenix in a trade played a big factor in Ginebra's turnaround.

"I think yung yung difference sa last conference, nagkaroon kami ng long break to sharpen our system," Tenorio said. "Yun yung naging factor. Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy kami."(JT)

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