LA Tenorio cites good ball movement as key to Ginebra’s strong start

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LA Tenorio credited Barangay Ginebra’s red-hot 4-1 start in the PBA Governors Cup to the team’s commitment to play unselfish basketball.

“Ang goal namin ngayon is, it doesn’t matter who scores, as long as we move the ball and we win. Yun lang, we get the W, yun lang ang mindset namin every game,” Tenorio told reporters shortly after Ginebra routed Blackwater, 107-95 on Wednesday for the team’s third straight win this conference. 

Tenorio also took the absence in this year’s PBA All-Star Weekend as an opportunity to get better.  And it showed against Blackwater as he delivered 23 points, coupled by 5 assists and 3 rebounds for the Kings.

Import Justin Brownlee and athletic big man Japeth Aguilar also played big, contributing 27 and 19 points, respectively while Joe Devance and Dave Marcelo chipped in 9 apiece. 

“I think close to four or five players in double digits so I think it’s a good sign for us that we’re really sharing the ball,” emphasized the former Ateneo standout.

While still awaiting the return of injured Greg Slaughter, Tenorio hopes Ginebra can finally break through after two quick quarterfinal exits during Cone’s first 2 conferences with the team.

 “Hoping for that (third time’s the charm), and actually kulang pa nga kami ng mga players so good sign ito sa amin and hopefully mag dire-diretso,” he added. – Jason Mercene

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