first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone was glad that their Final Four series with Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup ended in a thrilling way on Monday night.He is also excited not only because he is in another title series, but because they will face San Miguel Beer, which he described as possibly the “greatest team of all time.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES ROS takes over In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments “We’re happy to play San Miguel because you want a challenge,” Cone said.The Gin Kings labored against the Painters, who trailed by twin digits several times in the first three periods.Rain or Shine even led, 90-88, with under three minutes left after a Gabe Norwood jumper inside the paint. But experience prevailed in the end and the league will have two finalists that started the tournament at the bottom of the standings.Ginebra started out 1-5 and needed to sign up Justin Brownlee midstream before winning eight straight games and closing this series out.San Miguel also opened up with three straight losses and needed an import change—from Troy Gillenwater to Renaldo Balkman—shortly after that.ADVERTISEMENT Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will be played Friday also at the Big Dome.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine may represent the Philippines in the Asian Games next month in lieu of the 10 Gilas Pilipinas players banned by Fiba (international basketball federation).Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial said it is almost a done deal, with the team’s schedule in the season-ending Governors’ Cup to be altered to squeeze in the Asiad campaign.Yeng Guiao, Rain or Shine’s former coach, will likely coach the Painters.But Rain or Shine cannot take players from other PBA teams with the Governors’ Cup going on.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Only Cone can talk with such confidence, as most teams in the field don’t want to have anything to do with the Beermen.“Of all the teams in the league, we have probably the best match-up to San Miguel,” Cone said after a 96-94 decision of the Elasto Painters at Smart Araneta Coliseum that sewed up their semifinal series, 3-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m just so relieved that we don’t have to play a Game 5 against this team.”But when discussions shifted to the best-of-seven series with the Beermen, Cone’s eyes lit up. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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