Getting closer

first_imgBarangay Ginebra weathered a bout with food poisoning and bucked a lethargic start to clip NLEX, 105-96, in a Petron Saturday Special game and clinch a playoff spot in the PBA Philippine Cup at Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT “We had a real bad case of food poisoning. The hardest hit was Mark Caguioa. Sol (Mercado) was hit hard, I was hit hard. We had about eight or nine  players suffering from [it],” Gin Kings coach Tim Cone said.“It was real hard to get ourselves up and get ready for this,” Cone added. “But we found a way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeading the charge was Japeth Aguilar, who delighted the hometown crowd with 27 points and nine rebounds.  LA Tenorio pumped in 17 while Greg Slaughter and Kevin Ferrer each tallied 14 to help Ginebra close in on the No. 2 spot and forge a playoff for the second twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.“Slowly, we caught up, got ahead and was able to hold on,” Cone added. “We had to adjust our defense so we could battle a little bit more. I felt we played a really good second quarter defensively and that gave us kind of a blueprint for the rest of the game.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag ‘Biggest ever’ Manila SEA Games Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The victory hiked the Kings’ record to 6-3, putting them just behind 7-3 TNT KaTropa which is also still in the running for the last quarterfinal bonus.NLEX unloaded eight triples in a fiery start, but was unable to sustain that hot shooting during the middle quarters.Poy Erram and JR Quiñahan had 16 and 15 points for the losers, respectively, as NLEX dropped to a 4-6 record to still be out of the playoff picture with a game against Magnolia remaining.Cone, whose squad has two more games left, said their their biggest drive is to avoid the heavyweights in the first round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View commentslast_img

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